Flood Waters

April 8, 2013

Today’s post is from Frank Johnson, who is a man of God, a top hand and one of my closest friends. FLOOD WATERS By Frank Johnson It had rained pert near everyday for two weeks straight, The lakes were all full so they opened the gates. The Red was running hard and coming up fast, […]

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Tattoos and Scars

March 31, 2013

The day that I’m writing this is Easter Sunday.  Since that’s the day that we who believe in Jesus celebrate Him being raised from the dead, I thought I’d get dressed up for church.  Dressed up for me meant a new pair of jeans and a white pearl snap shirt.  We have a buddy and […]

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Ridin’ The Ditches

March 24, 2013

I’ve got a buddy staying with me who up until a few days ago had never gotten a chance to see the country in the area I live in.  I was saddling a horse and asked him if he wanted to go ride around for a bit and he said he did.  I figured we’d […]

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That’s What I Get For Answering The Phone

March 17, 2013

  I woke up to a phone call early on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago.  It was my neighbor, an old cowboy who’s been dayworking for ranches in this area for a bunch of years.  He was headed to go help gather, pen, sort and work about 50 pairs.  The owner of the […]

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Wormed In A Squeeze Chute

March 10, 2013

  I’ve made either all or part of my living with horses for a long time now.  Short ones, tall ones, fat ones, skinny ones, broncy ones, dead head ones, horses that are more athletic than an Olympic gymnast and horses that trip over their own feet when they walk.  Horses that spook at their […]

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A Mad Bumblebee On Crack

March 3, 2013

  I went to a heck of a good ranch rodeo last night.  There were 25 or more teams and more real handy cowboys and horses than I’ve seen gathered in one spot for quite awhile.  If memory serves me right none of the first five teams out in the first event, which was trailer […]

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He’s Steady…

March 1, 2013

Two ropers. One young. One older. The younger one drove for two days to get to the heifer roping jackpot. The older roper came from his home ranch nearby.  The young roper had a partner, and they were a money winning team. However, this time, his partner was not able to come at the last […]

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The Ninja Mountain Goat Trainer in Olathe Boots

February 28, 2013

It’s been a while since everyone has heard from me. I had a bull break my arm in a squeeze chute and typing was very difficult to say the least. It was my right arm and I am very right handed. Now before you go to thinking that this bovine got the best of me, […]

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How To Keep Your Fat Butt From Gettin’ Bucked Off A Bronc That Can’t Eat Right While You’re Ridin’ Straight To Hell

February 23, 2013

I had to go out of town last week.  As a Licensed Equine Dental Practitioner (yes, there is such a thing) living in the state of Texas, I am required to get a certain amount of continuing education hours each year to keep my license.  Turns out, the only place to do that was at […]

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Pocket Knife Epiphany

February 10, 2013

This week my wife and I went to the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo to watch one of my best friends for the last 18 years compete in the saddle bronc riding event.  I generally don’t like going to watch rodeos too often…I guess after you’ve competed in them for a long time watching […]

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