There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. – Churchill
I purchased Studly from a cattle rancher near Dunning, Nebraska about 10 years ago. He was a 7 year old gelding that had been used as a “stud” horse early in life, and then moonlighted as a general ranch horse. I always purchase horses from cattlemen that I know because that helps to ensure that I will gain a good equine partner out of the exchange.
We normally have more than one horse at the feed yard, but Studly has always been my favorite. I have never known a more solid or dependable horse. I remember a few years ago when I dropped the chain to a pen gate onto the electric hot wire while Doing Gates. Studly and I both got a pretty big electric jolt, but he still took care of me.
Early Saturday morning my cowboy greeted me with a solemn face and the simple…
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