I was the kind of kid that wanted to ride a donkey, if everyone else rode horses. Tar Baby was an average little donkey to most but he was my pride and joy. We were in rodeo parades with me dress as a clown. Kenny, my older bother was quite the horseman. He lived to break and train horses. I was made to help with the horse breaking, but it was something that I could have done without. By the time I was 7 or 8 years old our spending money came from working with Shetland Ponies. We lived on … Continue reading The Sound of Hoof-Beats
Some of my first cowboy boots were bought at Capitol Saddlery in the late 50’s. The sign still remains, even though the business has long since relocated. I think I was told that the location on Lavaca, between 15th and 16th, has now been converted into loft apartments or some retail space. It was a one of a kind business from an earlier time. As was the proprietor, Buck Steiner a man of a different time. I had the pleasure meeting and befriending Mr. Steiner in the 80’s, when we did a project, a wastewater line, that ran through a … Continue reading Buck Steiner and Capitol Saddlery
When I was about 18 years old I hauled a Ford Backhoe for a friend, Donnie Mullins from over at Simonton and dropped it off at a place on I-10 west of Houston, out near Katy. There was a small private landing strip that ran adjacent to I-10 and a railroad track. It was a small dirt runway at an oilfield supply company. A plane came in and the pilot didn’t have the front nose gear locked in. As he was taxiing the nose gear collapsed and both props on the twin engine plane dug into the dirt. They needed … Continue reading My Son’s – The Bull Riders. ”And I’m Thinking, Oh Really”.
I wish I knew who this fellow is and what his traveling area was. It sure Is a good looking rig. Note that the horse trailer is actually a sidecar. I’m not sure who had the best gig, the guy or the pony. Continue reading Mobile Shetland Pony Stud Service
This is the Dad of the very famous TV star, Ronda Haberer of Badlands Texas, the TV Documentary that was on NTGEO. “I am always confused whether Ronda made the show famous or the show made her famous” Below is a post she made telling about her dad back in 2016. Below is something I ran across that tells about his accomplishments during his short life. I found it at this website. Check it out for more bio’s of great folks from your past. http://cowboyandarenachampions If you find that you are headed out to the great Western Part of Texas, … Continue reading Tony Gale Haberer – Bullrider