Weakness

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Tayler Teichert Photography

Tayler Teichert Photography

A few years ago I was hanging out with the CSI (College of Southern Idaho) rodeo team and there were a handful of Canadian bull riders there.  As the crisp fall evening was approaching a song came over the speakers of their Chrysler Mini Van. This was no chart topping song that makes you want to bust a move, it was the kind of song that makes you appreciate the little things. The kind of song that strikes something down deep and makes you realize those old crusty cowboys in your hometown aren’t made of stone. Weakness by Wade Montgomery, an old crusty Montana cowboy himself, tells about all the things he has a weakness for. It made me think about my weaknesses.

I’ve got a weakness for old sway back horses. I’ve got a weakness for lightning storms that illuminate the whole valley. I’ve got a weakness for young kids learning how to rope. I’ve got a weakness for new born baby calves. I’ve got a weakness for cowy horses. I’ve got a weakness for freshly rained on sage. I’ve got a weakness for trotting out before the sun comes up.  I’ve got a weakness for old cowboy’s hands. I’ve got a weakness for the black mare I grew up riding. I’ve got a weakness for old corrals still in use. I’ve got a weakness for lead cows. I’ve got a weakness for saddling in the light of the tack room. I’ve got a weakness.

 

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About Tayler Teichert

Tayler Teichert was raised on ranches all over the west. She is the youngest of seven children. She is a full time ranch hand and loves classy ugly sweaters. She masquerades as a freelance photographer. You can check out her photography at www.taylerteichert.com. She writes...

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