July 17, 2010

The First Un-Broke Horse I Got On

I figured I better try it at least once. I am no pro and started at a late age. We worked the horse down in the round corral. When I first got on I was absent mindingly moving around as if I were on a broke horse - but he just goosed a bit. We got to riding around the round corral - he kicked up in back once but no big blow up. I was happy to stay 'in the saddle'. He didn't end up being the best horse but that was just the way he was bred - not that we didn't try. In the photograph Lyle O'Bryan is working the horse - he was around 70 here and started breaking horses in his teens and has stayed on many a bronc. This was in 2003 or so...