To Buck, Thank You

Written by by Mary Berkeley My horse and I get along pretty good He follows and likes me, I think like he should We have a nice thing that’s for sure on the ground But our mounted arrangement is sorta fogbound. Like a dervish he dances out in the pasture That lightness of feet was […]

Chugwater Chili Store

The white lines passed ever’ 1 point 4 Ford pick-up rollin’ ‘bout 90 and more That’s where ol’ Dan first saw the store Rollin’ north t’wards the Montana line Our pockets were empty ‘cept entry fee Entered up in Red Lodge, Dan ‘n me When just off the roadside, he did see The big Chugwater […]

Tex and the Crow (a true story)

Written by Mary C. Keenan I live in a semi-rural area and keep 3 horses on a  5 acre property. My colt, Tex,  is 4 years old and was born at home.  Since Tex was a baby  there’s been  a crow hanging around,  and every evening—he sits on a corral post and makes his presence […]

The Ranchin’ Man & His Wife

It seems with all his chores n’ such He always needs assistance And ever’ time, right there she is With never no resistance When he gits in so dog-gone deep That just his hat’s above It’s never long before he hears Those words he’s come to love “What do you need this time, honey?” That […]

Gates – a poem and true story

Written by Miriam Pumehana Paisner Always close and lock the gates When horses are around For you will find they quickly know How to play Lost and Found. Horses are smarter than you think And definately smarter than me, Eyeballing that unlocked gate or hole in the fence They’ll head out, just to be free. […]

All I wanted was a simple two-track.

Written by Barbara Weiss  All I wanted was a simple two-track. “Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Tai,” I said this out loud, as if my four-year-old Paint mare might understand words better than anything my seat or hands could communicate. “A two-year-old colt can do this. What is the problem?” Tai’s head bobbed up and down fast […]


Written by Constance Brown Last week in the pasture along the creek by the dying cottonwood thicket, I stood on my horse’s off side combing brambles from his tattered mane. Looking forward toward his head I saw the back of his right ear. Silhouetted against the blue Wyoming sky, it formed a perfect crescent. The […]

If Wishes Were Horses

Barbara Weiss has been a student of Natural Horsemanship for five years. She has come to believe that Natural Horsemanship is the best path to training, riding, or simply “being” with a horse. Natural Horsemanship, she believes is about honest, thoughtful exploration between horse and rider. “If Wishes Were Horses” examines this kind of exploration. […]

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