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0:14 Damn fool cantering on asphalt and trying a cutting horse move
On my father’s side of the family, we are descendents of early 1900’s homesteaders and late 1890’s outlaws in that part of the world. Some descendents still live in, or near, Maybell. Gives us an excuse to gather each year.
Some years we bury relatives who have passed at the old homestead which is now a private family graveyard. We have one to do so far this year.
For those of you that have $3,000 lying around, the Sombrero Ranch will include you as a wrangler in the horse drive.
Amazing to remember my sister and I moving horses, just the two of us and a fine dog, as part of our chores.
There is a hotel in Maybell, the Victory, that is an experience all by itself. Early reservations advised.
Craig is nearby with many motels on US 40. Further is Meeker, where I like to stay, as I enjoy the drive on the back roads.
If you come, you won’t be disappointed.
And if we had ever run our horses on asphalt like that, Dad would have beat us to within an inch of our lives. Sometimes, we couldn't help it...but not on purpose. Gives dudes and city folks a chance to "live" the Old West adventure. Best part of this experience for WSF & I is seeing the family. Good excuse for a family reunion. Please consider joining us that weekend.
All welcome. Most of us are too old to get very rowdy so you don't need to worry. Our extended family members always welcome strangers and make them feel part of the experience.
Sounds like an interesting time.
Come if you can. Lots of background info and color for writers there.
Agree with Sisty, would have had my hide tanned for running horses on asphalt. Even being unshod or with rubber shoes it can get dicey.
We are all looking forward to a family gathering/wedding this summer in Sisters, Oregon. Seems strange that we are now the elders of the clan.
Our Dad was a superb horseman and horseshoer. My sister inherited his riding skills. I could ride anything and do anything on a horse, but with the grace of a sack of potatoes tied to the saddle horn. I was riding solo before my 4th birthday.
With the death of my cousin Lee Hoth last year, I'm now the oldest on my Dad's side.
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