A Difference of Opinion
- December 1, 2015
- Rachel Larsen
I spent five idyllic summers as a young adult, as a polo groom. My responsibilities included keeping the horses fit and the tack clean and tidy. On match days, every horses’ tail is tied up, just so. Every buckle fastened neatly, not loose ends, every keeper and billet utilized.
While I cared for my beloved ponies, my future husband was chasing cattle up and down the mountains of Wyoming and Montana. Though he is not currently chasing wily cattle through the timber, his devil-may-care attitude regarding his tack has not changed. I caught a picture of our mare Missy, after a long morning of doctoring yearlings. Don’t be like my husband, use your keepers.
About Rachel Larsen
Rachel Lohof Larsen is a fifth-generation rancher, mom, wife, cowgirl, and blogger. Originally from Montana, Rachel has a BA in Environmental Science from Colorado College. She and her husband, Guy, bring a sense of integrity and a strong interest in sustainability to all their pursuits....