Upon hearing the story of Erin Bolster and her spirited horse Tonk charging a grizzly to save an 8 year old boy from imminent danger while on a trail ride in the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park, I thought of my brave little girl Eileen and our intrepid trail guide Esther. I’m sorry […]
Marlene’s Marlboro County
I always wanted to see Marlboro Country. You know the kind of place…where bow-legged cowboys herd cattle with horses…where roping steers is a highly regarded skill…where ranchers shoot off their porches and fix venison for dinner. A place where the deer and the antelope play and seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day. A […]
Giddyap! It’s Skijoring Time
What do you get when you have a skier hang onto a rope pulled by a cowboy on a horse that’s running around a snow covered course? Skijoring of course. And they’re off! It’s Whitefish Carnival time and last Sunday’s skijoring championship brought out lots of rugged Montanans of all ages to watch the annual event. It was snowing, but the temps were […]
The Event at Rebecca Farm
Ponds decorate the grounds of Rebecca Farm. This was our first year attending the Event at Rebecca Farm. I do not know much about horses, but watching the riders compete in trials for the World Cup was quite impressive. The course is big and set on the Broussard’s family farm in Kalispell’s beautiful west […]
Bear Charges Trail Riders Video!
Eileen captures a bear charge on video while on a trail ride in Glacier National Park. Click here to read the full story.
Cigarette commercials on television are a thing of the past, but they were numerous in the 1960’s. One such commercial that impressed my grandmother (and in turn influenced me) were Marlboro Cigarette commercials. Neither my grandmother, nor her children, were smokers. It was the nature of the advertisement that piqued her interest. Scenes of the […]