Bixby-Sponenberg Awards, 2014

Dr. Phillp Sponenberg, DVM, PhD The Bixby-Sponenberg Award recognizes people that have stood between breeds of livestock and their extinction.  These people are true heroes of breed conservation.  This year we were pleased to be in Texas and to be able to recognize multiple people who have contributed greatly to conservation. The Rickmans Bryant and…

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A “Brand” Name

What’s In A Name Every person, object, and animal have a name.  An identification. Perhaps the first thing we learn about each other, the one piece of information that leads to uncovering one’s history. A reflection of who we are. We might think of a name as a label.  It provides a bit of insight…

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Reflection

Unpredicted Change Our lives are built on days of repetition.  We wake up and begin our daily actions.  For some it’s exercise, for others, it may be breakfast with the family or rushing to ready for work.  Most of us complete the same tasks at least five days out of the seven in a week. …

The “Mountain Gang”

Introduction Meet “Samson.”  Grulla Stallion, overseer to what I refer to as the “Mountain Gang.”  A band of Mustangs who, over the past ten months, learned to trust me.  Finally welcoming me into their herd, allowing me to gather my stories, learn invaluable lessons, and gain insight into their challenges, vulnerabilities, and stamina. Note the…

“Showdown” Video Clips

Okay friends, it’s ‘Mamma D’ here.  If you haven’t already seen our “Showdown at Fossil River” video we posted on our A Horse’s Tale Facebook page you will want to watch it first.  You can view it here. So, I try to keep myself out of photos and videos.  I always have, it’s nothing new. …

Rickman Spanish Mustangs Go To School

Rain, rain, go away.  Come back another day…oh wait, it has.  Day after day.  Not to complain, but we want to stress that at the end of these strong, quick-moving legs are hooves.  That’s right hooves.  Not paddles, nor webbed feet.  We are Rickman Spanish Mustangs, not ducks.  We are not born swimmers.  Don’t get…

“Saved By The Bid”

We are doing today’s post a little bit different.  I wasn’t with my buddy Bryant for this trip, nor was ‘Mamma D’ so we’ve decided the best way to share it with you is to let him tell you in his own words.  And who doesn’t feel like listening to my buddy Bryant tell a…

The Good Stuff Video

I had a grand time visiting with my buddy Bryant, my new friend Austen and Mamma ‘D’ the other day.  As you will notice my half-sister ‘Sugar Baby’ believes she is the “star.”  I don’t mind sharing but at some point I will need my spotlight back!