Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
The riding helmet awareness campaign Riders4Helmets will be hosting the 3rd Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium on Jan. 14, at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla., from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 2012 symposium is being sponsored by Tipperary, Charles Owen, Samshield, Ovation, One K Helmets, GPA, Equine Risk Management Group LLC, Equestrian Collections, and Point Two. For those who cannot attend the symposium in person, sessions will be available via live feed (details to be announced on www.riders4helmets.com shortly).
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Say Cowboy To Me
C&I's Poem of the Week for 1/4/2012
If you say the word “cowboy” to me
It evokes a strong memory
Of men that I knew who were tried and true
And paid the cost to ride free
You can argue the word is a noun
An adjective, or a verb
What goes with the title is not just a word
It’s a western degree that is earned.
Like a PHD, BS or MD
There’s a cost in dollars and years
And owning a ranch doesn’t earn the degree
It comes with sweat, pain and peers
A degree that’s earned the hard way
Through manure and dust every day
A true cowboy’s heart is built, it’s not bought
You can’t pick one up on the way
If you own a good rope horse and ride
And own forty acres of pride
That won’t make a hand who rides for the brand
Whose face has the feel of rawhide
Don’t say the word cowboy to me
Unless you know just what it means
A degree that was earned, a trade that was learned
On a diet of beef and beans
C&I's poem of the week for 01/04/2012. To submit your poems for consideration, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with "poetry" in the subject line. Selected entries will appear online.
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