Monday, June 19, 2017

Tevis Cup Magic: Top Book Award in Equine Media Awards at AHP Conference

June 19 2017

"It is not for the faint of heart: a hundred hard-won miles of rock, dust, elevation, uphill (19,000 cumulative feet of climbing), downhill, (22,000 cumulative feet of descending), imposing mountains, plunging canyons, wild rivers, wilderness, extreme heat, suffocating humidity, effort, and luck - good or bad, all in various doses, across the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the dark and the light and the dark, all done within a 24 hour time limit. Time magazine listed the Tevis Cup as one of the Top Ten Endurance Competitions in the world…"

Saturday evening in Scottsdale, Arizona, my e-book Tevis Cup Magic: Taking on the World's Toughest 100 Mile Endurance Ride was announced the winner of the 2017 Equine Media Awards non-fiction book category at the American Horse Publications Conference. "You had me hooked from the first paragraph," the judge stated. "You have a fabulous, engaging writing style that grabbed [m]y attention and kept me engaged throughout the book.."

I was surprised to make it to the finals, and beyond thrilled to win. I was in good company among my peers. Thank you, AHP!

Dedicated to excellence in equine media through education and communication, American Horse Publications promotes excellence in equine media.

Tevis Cup Magic is available as an e-book (no hard copies, sorry!) on Amazon here.

And now will somebody please pass me the eyedrops, I can still feel the dust from the trail!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Branding Day: Part 2

Thursday June 1 2017

Part 1 is here.

There was a little twist to this branding day. After lunch, a couple of cowboys mounted up and went in the Other Pen. Don's longhorns needed branding. Fortunately the longhorns are rather gentle compared to those mean ol' mama angus cows, and while it took some skill to stay out of their way in a smaller pen, and to rope those bigger horns while they were ducking one behind the other, it all went quite smoothly. Once a longhorn was roped, it just sort of gave up and didn't put up any fight.

Here are some photos: