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Archive for December, 2007

Rodeo Report 2

The 10th was a very big day. I met Steve Miller, my gracious host, for breakfast, and he brought along two female rodeo champions, Mary Ann and Kim. Mary Ann is a fourth generation buckle winner in the roping event, and Kim has been world champion–catch your breath–EIGHT TIMES. These two women opened up a whole new vista for me–professional women’s rodeo. It doesn’t get near the play in the press–and I think that’s a shame. I intend to see the championships next year, and don’t be surprised if a few rodeo gals turn up as heroines in my books.

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Rodeo Report 1

I promised a report on the rodeo, and this cowgirl delivers on a promise–though it may take some time! On top of horse work–man, do they look beautiful out there in that snowy pasture–and starting the new book, “The Montana Creeds: Logan’s Return”, I’m getting to this blog later every day, it seems.

Jenni and I arrived in Las Vegas late the night of the 7th, caught a cab, and checked into the marvelous South Point Hotel, which is the center of all things rodeo. Fantastic place! It has it’s own arena, with accommodations for 1400 horses, a bowling alley,

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.

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