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Cotton Rosser was a legend in the rodeo world, who brought new showmanship to the sport as he operated the Flying U Rodeo Ranch.  Cotton passed away at his home in Marysville, California at the age of 93. A life in rodeo Rosser began his life in rodeo as a competitor, and he was a champion saddle bronc rider in the 1950s. After a ranch accident, he ended his competition career but remained an integral part
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I was sitting on my porch watching the horses one afternoon. It was muggy, hot, and flies were plentiful in our new Virginia setting. I watched the horses moving around and around in a circle in what initially appeared to be random. As I continued to watch them I realized the movement wasn’t random at all but very intentional with a specific goal in mind. As I watched this deliberate act, I realized Etta was
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One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst – Stagecoach Driver
Dear readers, in this edition I know I promised to tell you about how towns were named during the westward expansion, and I promise you that tale is still on it’s way, but I had the rare opportunity to interview a stagecoach driver from yester-year, and I thought you’d be interested in this driver’s experiences while employed here in Northern Nevada and California. Here is my interview with One-eyed Charley Parkhurst – stagecoach driver. Now
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A Gritty Young Cowgirl
Grit – a firmness of mind and spirit. Resolute – marked by firm determination. Initiative – working independently without a need for guidance. Tenacity – a dogged, stick to it attitude. To successfully be in this world of horses, livestock, and ranching you have to have true grit. I love this word GRIT as it truly is the mark of a good cowgirl. And I am not talking about wanna-be’s, but rather the real deal.
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A dedicated team of professionals at UC Davis work around the clock to help newborns beat the odds. Posted by UC Davis Center for Equine Health Horse Report | Jul 8, 2017 | Article, Foal Care, Veterinary Practice One of the most thrilling and heartwarming experiences in the equine world is seeing a healthy foal stand within minutes of birth. However, sick foals can have some of the highest mortality rates in veterinary medicine. Therefore, the effort to save them takes a
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