"The other wranglers nicknamed my horse,"Tourist", he did so much looking! What could I say, "He's an Arab. He's curious and aware of everything around him", like all Arabians. Besides he was from the east (as I am) and…"
I started out by wanteding to say, I wish that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. But seeing your pictures makes me want to connect you with a friend here on True West by the name of Brian who takes people and…"
"My latest children's book "Horse Tails by Mookie the Mustang" ISBN 978-1448655083, Aug 2009, is now available through my web site www.prgottbooks.net
It's a fun, informative read for horse lovers of any age."
"thanks for the friendship. i like horses more than i know anything about them, so i'm hoping to learn. as i write westerns, i want to be more informed about the different breeds and their attributes.
"My next book "The DAYES of Wyoming", due to be released 2010, has a female protagonist. The story is historically based, in the late 1800's. However, Bertha Daye is fictional, albeit a realistic "butt-kicking" horse trainer,…"
Ms, Gott. Thank you for your kind comment. I rescued Jake from Six Flags Over Texas, after a summer season in which I emceed a wild west show called "Rangers and Outlaws." Jake was the horse that that the park had acquired for the emcee to ride. A striking buckskin gelding, seven years old and standing nearly 17 hands tall, he filled that role well. More importantly, he had to tolerate gunshots, explosions and flames, and he took them all in his long, relaxed stride. I could not let a horse like that get away from me, so I bought him at the end of that summer, and we have been together seven years.
The server may have been busy. I used to have a saddle mare when I was in my teens. I rode her for western pleasure and also rode her side saddle with a skirt. I really miss not having one, I'll have to wait until we move out into the country before I can consider another. Best wishes on your books. Look mine up "A Southern Moon Rising" by: Melanie D. Calvert
Hi Pat: It's great to hear from you. Those trails rides always bring back some fond memories. Dana passed away a couple of years ago. The Big C got him. We honored him as an Arizona Culturekeeper a couple of years earlier and I really miss him. I haven't been back to Monument Valley on a trail ride since I wrote that story on Ben Johnson for Arizona Highways Magazine. I spent a week with Ben visiting all the places where John Ford shot those movies. Ben was one of the best one of the best stroytellers I ever spent time with.
Yup, I rode for Don Donnelly for a few years and had to hang it up. I found it harder and harder to get away for five days at a time but I did get to ride Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelley, San Francisco Peaks, Mogollon Rim, Wickenburg to Prescott and the Chiricahua Mountains several times and wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Don had the best horses I've ever seen.
He also passed away a few years back. The old outfit just wasn't the same after Don left. I stayed in close touch with Dana right up to the end. Take a look at my web site, marshalltrimble.com under Friends and Celebrities. There are some photos of the trail rides including me and Ben Johnson at MV and Don Donnelly at Canyon de Chelley. I thought I had one of me at John Burdern's famous Gunga Din Shower but couldn't find it. I'll have my web master put that one up. Some gal shot me as I was coming out of the shower wearing boots, hat and a smile.
Shelly tried to keep it going. I tried to help by making a ride in the Chiricahua's for her right after Don died. There were only a few riders signed up and I wouldn't let her pay me. Don was the heart and soul of the outfit and although Shelly tried hard (She's the hardest-working woman I've ever met) she just couldn't make a go of it. All I know is what some of the old hands have told me. they say she married some guy and most of the cowboys moved on. I heard recently the marriage didn't work out. I'm not sure what she's doing now but I hope she's okay. She is a good woman.
My apologies for not answering sooner;but I have been having some health problems that have limited my online time.
No I am not an official greeter just a friendly old codger who needs all the friends he can get.I have read and enjoyed your posts and I am looking foward both to reading more and to getting to know you better.
Like you I am a westerner born in the east.I love everything about the west.,Take care,Bill
thanks for the friendship. i like horses more than i know anything about them, so i'm hoping to learn. as i write westerns, i want to be more informed about the different breeds and their attributes.
I started out by wanteding to say, I wish that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. But seeing your pictures makes me want to connect you with a friend here on True West by the name of Brian who takes people and pack animals to the Serria's for a living. He really love his job, taking hunter into the back country, as well as people who want to tkae pictures.
I also want to let you know that I posted on the blog my 'Spirit of Intent' on Indian Humor, and whebn you get a chance to read it, please let me know your thoughts.
I'm just about done with my stories, and one story should be posted around the first week of Dec. but the other one won't be ready until Jan.
Now you have a good week that is coming up, and God bless.