Me and my buddy Mark
The smoke was unreal yesterday. You can check out yesterdays post on FB to see what I mean, but this morning it's much cooler and the wind it from the South forcing the smoke and fire to the North and west. The firefighters are having a time with this fire in steep and rough country, choosing to wait for the fire to come out of the mountains to fight it in the foot hills. There is not much fuel there and it will be much safer for the fighters.
Because of the intense smoke yesterday, I just tied the boys to the rail for a bit. It was really to much to ask a horse to work in those kinds of conditions.
Something happened when I went to put them up yesterday. Something that hasn't happened in a long time, and to tell you the truth I was shocked. When I got to the barn the horses were in their pens. Someone had untied them and put them up. A long time ago a fella told me that you never touch another cowboy
s horse. Ever. The only time you would is if it were and emergency. So my first reaction was, what was the emergency? There was none. I got to the barn a little later then someone thought I should have an took it upon themselves to untie the horses. Now it would be one thing if they were my horses, but these were outside horses, horses that people are paying me to train and take care of. What would have happened if, in the process of un-tieing to taking the horses to their pens, one of them got hurt or the person who moved them got hurt? It would have been a real mess for me and perhaps the owners.
So here's some cowboy advice. Never touch another man's horse without first touching base with him or her first. There may be things you don't know about the horse that could cause you to get hurt or hurt the horse. Just some advice, and it's free!
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.