We are in Pasco, Washington for the Stockmanship and Stewardship event. The facility is named “Trac” and I was here several years ago at a horse expo.
I was the first one on the program and I was on a horse we called Sewball, so named because I liked a song by that name by Robert Earl Keen. They had an arena set up and then a bunch of 12×12 pens to display horses and booths to display merchandise.
I was sitting on Stewball drinking a cup of coffee with my cinch real loose. They had a lady singing the National Anthem and I had my hat off and my reins over my saddle horn. Stewball was always messing with me(he had lots of personality) and he started pawing so I put weight in my right stirrup to get him to quit. My saddle turned and he whirled around bucked me off and bucked around and through the trade show and horses all while the National Anthem was being sung. It was really a wreck and it just happened that my friend and good cowboy buddy Pat Beard had walked through the door to see the whole thing. It was quite a way to start the horse Expo.
It was really funny and only a few of the stallion owners were a little upset to have a horse bucking through their pens.
It is a great song and coming here brought back some great memories.
STEWBALL WAS REAL HANDY AND A GREAT RANCH HORSE. I AM THROWING A “SCOOP LOOP” HERE, THE NAME OF WHAT I CALL THIS WRITING INSTEAD OF A BLOG.
OF COARSE I CAUGHT !