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I figured since we had a cattle thread going we may as well have a horse and mule thread too. It seems we have enough folks on here who ride or used to ride horses for work or play that it would be worthwhile. So post your pictures and stories. 

I grew up pretty anti horse until I met my Wife and started riding her horse bareback. Then I bought a saddle and then a horse and it snowballed from there. I really enjoy it. We later lived on a ranch and feedlot in in Nebraska and I spent a fair amount of time horseback especially in the fall. I became a decent rider and ok roper. We moved back to Missouri and mostly just trail ride now. We did some team sorting for a little bit but it got too expensive. 

We currently have the ole man Dusty and he is 25. Wife has had him 18 years. Originally came from somewhere in Nebraska.

Bigfoot is 8 and I got him when he was 4. He was supposed to be a bucking horse but wouldn't buck. He came from Thedford, Ne

Eli is 7 and the Wife got him when he was 9 months. She broke him and trained him. Got him from around Fremont, Ne

We have had a few others. Lightning, Shadow, Scout, Buster, Lilly, and Tulsa. Some of those were good horses and some were just ok. Tulsa was probably the best. I miss that horse. I sold him to buy some cattle. 

These pictures are in no particular order. Just as I found them. Some are in Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. 

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Tulsa

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Bigfoot

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Bigfoot

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Dusty

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Bigoot

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Bigfoot

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Tulsa

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Eli

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Bigfoot 

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Dusty and Tulsa

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Dusty

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Eli

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Dusty

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Eli

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Dusty and Eli

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Dusty

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Eli

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Eli

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Bigfoot and Eli

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Dusty

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Bigfoot

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Bigfoot and Eli 

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Bigfoot

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Bigfoot and Eli

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Eli

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Bigfoot and Eli

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Eli way over on the other bluff.

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Bigfoot

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Bigfoot

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Bigfoot 

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Tulsa

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Dusty

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Bigfoot

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Awaiting the dentist .  

Let me tell ya ,  holding up a doped up horse gets heavy 

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I think this is a great idea Christian! I'll add a few from time to time as I find them.

 

Frosty morning on Medicine Creek Ranch South of Cody NE (current home)

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Boys on the Pine Canyon Ranch south of Valentine NE

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H Royal Rare     AKA   Roy   Great great grand son of Secretariat 

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Counting Big Horns in the Nebraska pan handle near  the historic Fort Robinson state park . 

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Just another day at home with a couple mules. 

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Buttermilk ,  one of our packmules getting a break in the Sandhills .

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A Parkranger and some of the estimated 3000 wild horses that roam free on Easter Island , however my estimation is much less.5EC819BA-863A-4DB9-A737-2D37191D8CC5.thumb.jpeg.97fcec17132f2cb7689cd3cdef2cd249.jpeg559252E6-FCAB-438B-975F-B6FA194BF9E6.thumb.jpeg.bb71ed0c7c856e5d23f45a71aae0b9f4.jpegAF8BC972-1683-4A61-AC7E-5EA8044E54BB.thumb.jpeg.b8381cb79bc35669e42f8b720ead89b9.jpeg

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One of my sisters on Cusass Smoothie crossing solder creek in the panhandle ,

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                      957626746_meandles.jpg.b077152febe430d5e35bf144afed8aa3.jpgThe preacher and I at our wedding.330917745_meandtim.jpg.2bd9e5c23d17d7a0b81dffe49dc761ef.jpgmy bother and I at our wedding200600520_wedding1.jpg.746ae1455ffa7892c067b63b09730eae.jpgthis was our wedding rehearsal. 

The gray got put down a year ago. He was 25 and was my go to horse for many many years. The Paint turned into a bronc. Sandhiller may remember him from Dales branding. Both the wife and I were beating on him that day.

and have always had ponies around1837207510_oscarandrosie.jpg.c8ee2de9019d185e595df028495a2a91.jpgmy current gangaustin.jpg.a1bf132221353774f8124aeb9f649ec5.jpgneighbor dragging a cow inblue1.thumb.jpg.67fb16aef40fd617ab88b55aa59c0413.jpgLisa's Blue. He is pretty much in retirement. Pretty tender footed anymore.IMG_0147.thumb.JPG.546bb150e0f3823c04e362956525e550.JPGHer current pony2047602860_frogandkyle.jpg.2a04232befd30afb5a4cbf20ed339da9.jpgThe bronciest horse I have ever owned. At some point he was going to buck!

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Me and my pard J.R., circa 1976, out in the Owyhee on Annie and The Colonel Robert Redford.

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I found some of our other equines.

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Eli as a foal.

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Eli

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Dusty and Buster

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Buster

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Shadow my first horse. 

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Dusty and Scout

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Lilly. She was a handful. She was kinda broke when we picked her up but had no manners. Wife and I had her shaped up pretty good when we were done. I liked her but I thought I was too big for her and my Wife didn't get along with her so we sold her.

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Lilly

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A ride into town for lunch. 

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My wife team sorting on Dusty.

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Bigfoot in Arkansas 

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We had horses for a while. I learned one important thing with em.......when they buck you off? You can get revenge. You can shoot them and eat them........🥩😛😉😂

 

Rick

 

 

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I should add........I read somewhere that horse back riding is the the outdoor activity one can do with the opposite sex.......err gotta be politically correct......that one can do with a significant other that most often leads to getting romantic.......and you fella need all the help you can get in that department judging by the pictures and how ugly you really are.......maybe you should invite MTO out there so he can learn about them critters and then he can get one for his wife......who knows, even he may get lucky.......🤣

 

Rick 

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3 hours ago, lorenzo said:

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Counting Big Horns in the Nebraska pan handle near  the historic Fort Robinson state park . 

Sometime we are going to go to Fort Robinson and ride. 

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5 hours ago, lorenzo said:

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Counting Big Horns in the Nebraska pan handle near  the historic Fort Robinson state park . 

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College Rodeo team pic.A long time ago.

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We had horses on our place for over 20 years. These were the last 2. My wife on Tigger and my Mule Famous Amos. Pictures are from 2007

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Branding the buckin' bull herd.

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3 hours ago, exSW said:

College Rodeo team pic.A long time ago.

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What a stud!

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His registered thoroughbred name is Conveyance.

Slated to slaughter at 3 when we met

He is 21.

Those who dislike horses dislike me.

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