Wednesday, January 30, 2013

June Farmer Fred Award: Lessons from an Old Cowboy

Although we call him Farmer Fred, he was raised with horses and his cowboy roots run deep. He comes from a ranching family.
 Farmer Fred wouldn't choose this post for a Farmer Fred Award because he is too prominently featured. 
His family presents the June Farmer Fred Award to none other than Farmer Fred, our old cowboy. He inspires and takes care of us all. 
We are proud of you and all the old cowboys who shaped you.
 With love from your outlaws, who never really learned to ride bareback very well.
The Farmer Fred Award for June is presented to:
"Lessons from an Old Cowboy"
On a day like today, it is good to be a cowboy. 
 Even if you were raised in a city.
 When that is the case, it is useful to have an old cowboy hanging around.
 Farmer Fred wants the world to be full of cowboys and well broke horses.
So he is willing to give a lesson or two. 
Learning to ride a horse does not require a saddle or a hat. 
A rope is handy when riding a horse. 
 Boots are not as important as a gentle horse, like Pearl.
Training a colt to lead can be done from a horse. 
Attention to detail is important when training a pony. 
Sometimes the lessons do not need to be taught to the cowboy. 
The lesson goes to the horse. 
The horse needs to go where the rider directs. 
And at the speed the rider chooses. 
Cowgirls take a turn on a well broke horse. 
When an old cowboy decides to give lessons, 
There's a long line of students in GriggsDakota.

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