Bob Welch has spent his career writing and thinking about horses, riders, and the West. When not sitting at his computer working through writer’s block, he and his family enjoy being horseback, working cattle, and competing in ranch horse shows and ranch rodeos.
Not long ago, I didn’t feel like an inspired rider. I felt I’d hit a wall in my 5-year-old gelding’s training progression. He’s always been a pretty solid soldier. I’ve asked him to go for long days, rope big steers, and put up with all-day horse shows and trips to cow works two states away.