“When the ranch is in peace, no other life is more perfect.” —Charles Goodnight

“Every civilization dies from indifference toward the unique values which
created it.”
—Nicolas Gomez Davila

“No cowboy ever quit while his life was hardest and his duties were most exacting.” —J. Frank Dobie


J. Frank Dobie, Author and Western Folklorist
Courtesy National Portrait Gallery IMG 4376


“A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.”  —John Steinbeck

“I can’t begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else.” — Shelby Foote

“A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.”  —Beryl Markham

“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.” —Will Rogers

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” —Dale Evans


Cowgirl Extraordinaire Dale Evans and her Horse Buttermilk
Courtesy Republic Pictures


“I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.” —Sherwood Anderson


“Are we there yet?”

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