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Jim Overstreet Interview On Eclectic Conversations

Jim Overstreet Standing In Front Of Hill

Eclectic Conversations – Tom Dorrance More Than a Horseman with Jim Overstreet from Eclectic Horseman Comm. Inc. on Vimeo. Emily and Jim Overstreet reflect on their experiences with Tom Dorrance, a renowned horseman known for his kindness and sensitivity. They discuss the challenges faced in the horsemanship world and how Tom’s teachings have positively impacted […]

LADY LOU HANCOCK

Jim Overstreet on Mae in Great Falls, Montana in 1976

LADY LOU HANCOCK By Jim Overstreet I rode over the rise toward home.  A line of a dozen horses trotted across the meadow below me.  A big, roan mare toward the back flexed all four legs and took a few steps in a kind of odd squat.  She straightened up for a couple steps then […]

SANTA’S GIFT

Santa's Gift Featured Image

  Several years ago, a reporter for the Big Timber Pioneer newspaper asked me to write a Christmas story and this is what I came up with. It appeared in a December issue of the paper toward the end of the last century. I envision the story taking place during the late years of homesteading […]

DANGER: SADDLE HORN AND PELVIS

Don Butler

Danny Halverson pulled into rodeo grounds at Harlowton, Montana the Thursday night before Memorial Day.  He put his two horses in a small corral and spent the night in his camper.  Slated to judge the high school rodeo on Friday and Saturday, he rose early and tied the horses to his trailer.  The morning was […]

RUNNING MARES ON THE MCLEOD HORSE RANCH

Cliff Wolfe on Horse

The sun was not yet above the eastern horizon but seventeen-year-old Cliff Wolfe already dreaded the coming day. He alternated the ten horses in his string and this was the day that he would ride Jackhammer—by far the most dangerous horse in the bunch. “I hated that horse!” Seventy-some years later, the vehemence in Wolfe’s […]

GATHERING STRAY BUFFALO NEAR YELLOWSTONE PARK

Gathering Stray Buffalo

A few horses shift restlessly in eight stock trailers parked along the driveway and in the nearby grass. The others wait patiently even though nothing has moved for close to an hour. Law enforcement vehicles of one kind or another choke the makeshift parking lot closer to the house. A small blue helicopter is perched […]

DOLLY MADISON

Dolly Madison

In my opinion, some of the best horses ever raised were ranch horses who never saw the inside of show ring. I’m sure a lot of ranch cowboys remember a particular horse that, if it had been given the opportunity, could have been an arena champion. A horse doesn’t have to run on the track […]

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