More horsing around

Essay | True tales about a cowboy and his equine companions
by John R. Erickson
Posted 12/21/19, 09:04 am

Last month, WORLD published a couple of horse stories by John R. Erickson that first appeared in Western Horseman magazine in 2012 and 2013. We offer a second installment, with permission, below.

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Horse sense

Essay | The education of a cowboy and his equine companion
by John R. Erickson
Posted 11/16/19, 11:55 am

My friend John R. Erickson, author of great Hank the Cowdog books, relays a story told by famous cowboy Baxter Black: “A young boy walked up to him and said, ‘Mr. Black, are you a real cowboy?’ Baxter laid a hand on his shoulder and said, “It depends on who’s listening.”

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Illustration by Gerald L. Holmes

Tempers and tallies

Books | A cowboy needs anger management and accounting skills
by John R. Erickson
Posted 7/20/19, 12:01 pm

John Erickson doesn’t write parables, but some of his stories about the cowboy life he once lived would work well in church. The Bible refers to us as sheep, sometimes without a shepherd, but we also act like cattle and anger the Owner of the ranch.

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