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Out Our Way: 'It Is Well with My Soul'

Out our way, we know that "There ain't a horse that can't be rode, and there ain't a cowboy that can't be throwed."

I have ridden with and known a number of folk working livestock and have yet to meet one who hasn't been tossed, stomped, bitten or gored along the way. It is just a reality we all face and accept. Some of us are lucky - I, for example, only have a bad back from hitting the rocks and hard ground a few many times - but others fare far worse.

As some of you know, my pard, Charlie ended his days working cows when his horse was spooked by a friend's dog, reared up, lost its balance a...


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