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Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: The Uniqueness of Rodeo, Part 1

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There are many facets that make the sport of rodeo unique. The teamwork of human and animal is probably the most highlighted uniqueness.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Horsey Happenings

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With spring in the air, horsey happenings are going on everywhere. Here are a few that have been on my radar.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: I Wanna Be a Cowboy

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Even dating back before the days of the Marlboro man advertisements on television, there has been a mystic allure for young men to become a cowboy and do cowboy things. If a young man was raised a cowboy, it is a natural progression to step into those roles if he so desires.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Goodbye, My Faithful Friend

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I have recently experienced one of life’s difficult inevitables. Animal lovers, of any kind, can relate to my story of heart hurt.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Straw Hat Season

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If you have been around cowboys for very long, you know that the cowboy hat is one of the most important pieces of cowboy garb. They are very concerned with its shape, style, and usefulness.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Cowboying Outside the Box

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Rodeo and most equestrian events are considered “cowboying” and are part of the wild west in nature. Man versus beast or man in partnership with beast put into competition is always challenging and entertaining.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: March Madness is On

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Even though I wasn’t in the band or the military, I love the word March. It is because of what the month of March symbolizes-new life.

Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Big Sugar Daddy

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He was born in February of 2005, a little stud colt out of mare “Jens Smoky Night (Sugar)” and the great cutting horse stallion “Big Swing” owned by Kyle and Amanda Spitz. He wasn’t very big, and Dr.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Small-Town Generosity

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I continue to be “wowed” by the small town generosity I have seen over and over. My husband and I were talking about the fact that this kind of munificence and support doesn’t happen in a large city where people rarely even know their neighbor.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Getting Past the Wintertime Blues

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It has been a rough January. The wintertime blues can be real and hard to get past.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: My Uncle, Dr. Richard Fell

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In the ranching and rodeo world, one thing you can be sure of is the love and compassion that the men and women in this industry have for their animals. For one, these animals can be worth a lot of money and it behooves them to take great care of them.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: That's Why I Love Rodeo

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The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas is complete and the world champions have been crowned. It was an awesome show of man and beast either working together in the timed events or challenging each other in the rough stock events.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Jasper and Tongue Twister

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As a writer of this weekly article, I am always on the lookout for interesting people, events, and situations related to the western way of life. I stumbled across this youngster at the American Rope Horse Futurity Finals in Ft.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Weaning the Babies

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In the ranching world, it is a busy time of weaning calves off of the cows and colts off of the mares. For the tender-hearted animal lover, it can be a painful experience to witness.

Fair, Finals, and Facile Riding

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As I was riding my horse the other evening, the sun was setting and darkness was closing in. I was reminded of the peace that accompanied me as I headed home.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Hank, Why Do You Drink?

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If you have followed my writing at all, you have noticed that I often refer to songs. I do have a job and don’t just sit around listening to music all day.