Category The Good Life

I Don’t Bounce

One evening I got home late from work, it was dark already and the temperature had dropped about 15 degrees from the daytime. Where I live I have access to a lighted arena, but no round pen so I always have to ride in the big pen. Several nights a week team ropers come and […]

One Step At A Time

In the “What Do We Do Now?” blog series I have a new post up about the late-night fun of unloading a 2-year-old, who has only been hauled a few times, in the dark, in a new place after a four hour drive. Check out the second installment of “What Do We Do Now?” here: […]

What Do We Do Now?

I recently – as in four months ago – purchased a 2-year-old palomino filly by a Duel Rey stallion and out of a Shining Spark mare. She’s amazing. I mean, flat out wonderful in all aspects, but as you can imagine training a 2-year-old from the ground up hasn’t come without its challenges. So, I […]

How my parents ruined my view of the world

What drives you? Is it an overwhelming fire inside your heart? Is it something so powerful, so strong, that you feel as if you don’t answer the call then you may actually and physically die? Or is it a desperate desire to be rich? Maybe it’s the realization that money has a constant hold on […]

Ride Rank or Suffer

 “If you make it three jumps, it’s easy after that.”   It’s something my dad said once about staying hooked when trying to ride a bronc. I think the quote first came from some pro rodeo bronc rider describing how he became successful riding rodeo broncs and breaking colts. He says if you can make […]