Text Book Sand Hills Cowboy

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On one of my trips through the sand hills a few weeks ago, I was privileged to visit with a friend of mine as he was unsaddling after riding pastures and checking pairs and windmills.  He was kind enough to stand still for me a moment while I snapped his picture.  Just let me know if you want to meet this cowboy and others spread across some of the best ranch country on the face of the planet!

Winter Sunbathing, Nebraska Horses Style

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WOW! Was it cold last weekend – well below 0! Many of you experienced it just like we did in Central Nebraska. Our five horses, being naturally winter weatherized very well, thank you, in spite of the cold weather, fair very well. But even they are glad when the weather breaks.  I saw something that I’d never seen in my life yesterday, Tuesday, a much warmer, sunny day. I saw all five of those horses laying out flat on my alfalfa field sunning themselves.  I’ve observed horses most of my life and note them lying down some, but, with the suspensory apparatus in their legs, they can sleep very well standing up and spend most of their time standing.