Arizona Cowboy

Arizona cowboy…   who dallies his caught cattle when roping. Texans TIE their ropes, hard & fast, to their saddle-horns. We Arizonans Dally-Whelter, or wrap, their lariat rope around and around our saddle-horn. Texans really object to that method. This story is continued in George’s Books Contact George Fischer to buy his books! 830-343-3131 P.O. Box 403…

A long healthy life

I have trained young horses most all of my life. Many years it was, many horses and everyday! Often I rode 10-15 fractious horses for days on end. This amounted to years of being regularly startled by their explosive actions to get me off … or being frightened by something else, themselves. These yearly, constant…

Drat the Luk

Here is a photo of me taking a bit of rest! Something I’d often do around the Noon hour to give my horse a rest after we rode and checked cattle since 7 A.M. that morning..   Things couldn’t be more peaceful and the afternoon will hopefully be the same… Hopefully without him trying to…

Oh so busy

I’m busy with a lot of chores because I have three personal horses, brought from the Arizona ranch, a bunch of Goats I made pets out of, one stray Kat  I raised on an eye-dropper, an Aviary I built, with four parrots, AND, give-or-take nine dogs.  Why not? I have nothing else to do. Right? This story is…

We need rain?

I’m from Arizona and always rebel when I hear Texans say, “Boy!  We sure need this rain!”  These past weeks here at my place has given me more rain than most YEARS in Arizona. I’ve been overcome with ranch work thanks to the horrible weather. It also has produced less sunshine.  We never suffer even two days…

Spendin’ Time at Cow Camps

Spendin’ Time at Cow Camps Down a long winding trail from the rim was the only way to visit Winter Cabin from the Ponderosa pine forest above. It was a pleasant ride on a trail made safe by our constant repair work. Before the government deemed this a Wilderness Area, thereby prohibiting all mechanized tools…

Ben’s Trail

Foreword: “I’m over 81 now and have spent most of them years ahorseback on central Arizona ranges – — – since about 1949. So I reckon I’ll be pesterin’ you all for awhile now with the little I can remember about some interesting and exciting times . . .I left The DK Ranch when they…