Friday, May 16, 2014

Writing and Riding.

The April-May issue of Ranch & Reata magazine is 136 pages of photos and stories (and, of course, advertising) of interest to anyone who’s interested in the American West. Included in those pages are two stories I had the opportunity to write.
“Thinking Up Stuff” profiles author Johnny D. Boggs. Boggs, in my opinion (and in the opinion of many others), has written some of the finest Western novels on the shelf. He has already won more prestigious awards for his work than any other living Western author, and will, no doubt, win many more. Besides that, he’s a nice guy.
Paige Hadlock is the subject of the other story, “Paige Two.” This young horsewoman has won a bunch of championships in cow cutting, including top honors from the National High School Rodeo Association. Then there’s the flip side. She’s not only accomplished on the back of a horse, she shines hanging upside down, wrapped around the neck, leaping from side to side, and all manner of other positions where her fancy tricks take her. She’s been a featured trick rider at a number of shows and rodeos around the West.
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