Monday, March 19, 2007


  • We have a lot of cowboy sayings in the West. Here's a few: "Sure you can trust the government. Ask any Indian." " Learn to speak kind words - nobody resents them." " The wild horse can see, hear, and smell a man farther than any other animal . . . except a woman." "Objects in mirrors are dumber than they appear." That's your cowboy lesson for today. And we've got real cowboys here in New Mexico. Not just the "drug store" type. Men who still earn their living riding herd, mending fences, gelding steers. On the other hand, we've got some phonies, too. After you're here a while, you'll be able to tell the difference. One other cowboy rule: Don't spoil his fun. Let him play at it. The world always needs fools. If you're really lucky you'll meet someone who owns a ranch or is the foreman on one. He just might invite you to visit and see a working spread. If he does invite you, go by all means. You'll enjoy it, especially if you're not afraid of horses and cattle.

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