On the Ranch
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by, Cris Paravicini
(First printed in The Western Horseman, April 1997)
Damn it. Get up, old boy. What ya doin' there,
You can't make it? Well, that's okay,
There now, friend, it's gonna be alright.
Do you remember when we met, my pal?
I'd rather be with you, old hoss,
You were always there for me, old fella.
Why, I remember how these old knees of yours,
You always pulled your share and more;
Yes, old buddy, you liked workin' on the grass,
But this was just your workin' style,
And, do you remember how at harness time,
Like an armored soldier at attention,
Now, after all that we've been through,
Old man, this damned cold and frozen land,
So, one last pat, old Ick, my friend.
|Sketch of old Ichabod by my sister, Teresa Shenefelt. Ick was one of
those good horses that always pulled more than his fair share of the load.
The Pearson Angus Ranch is located approximately 2 miles
northwest of Daniel, and 11 miles west of Pinedale, Wyoming. Cris can be
reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyrights: Photos and page text content copyrighted, Cris Paravicini,
2000. No part may be reproduced without permission of the author/photographer.
Page graphics copyrighted, Pinedale Online, 2000.