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Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan

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.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: How 'Bout Them Cowgirls

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The cowgirls in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado have a special blessing of having many ladies willing and able to put on competitions on each side of the state line. We love to barrel race, congregate, and live out the cowgirl spirit.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Seasons in the Sun

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The seasons are changing in the weather, in rodeo, and in life. For most, these changes are welcome and signify something new and exciting.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Faired Out

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Come Sunday afternoon following a county fair, the statement, “I am faired out,” is heard from many parents, volunteers, and participants. There are those of us that tend to overindulge in the fair activities and we can narrow it down to a few reasons for such.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Life Isn't Always Fair, But Oh, When It Is

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When it is county fair time, life is about the fair, life is the fair, for at least a week, for the families, exhibitors, and volunteers that make this special event possible every year. Great preparation has gone into the many projects, activities, and events held during the county fair.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Rodeo Patriots

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As Cowboy Christmas wrapped up, I was reminded of the great sense of patriotism that is portrayed through the western lifestyle and rodeo. Every rodeo begins with the singing of the national anthem and a prayer.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: Let's Go Branding!

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This is a wonderful time of year when ranchers are getting ready for branding. It is a little stressful as the ranchers want things to go smoothly as their precious babies are prepped for what lies ahead.

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan: The Hope of Spring

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Hope is an amazing thing and is defined by Cambridge as a verb to want something to happen or to be true and having good reason to think that it might. I like it as a noun-I have hope.