"Waltz Across Texas"
Edition of 28
Under the horse, between the front and rear cinches of
the saddle, there is a “hobble strap” that holds the rear cinch in place
by anchoring it to the front cinch. The purpose of the “hobble strap”
is to prevent the back cinch from sliding back into the sensitive flank
of the horse. Horses don't like that. In fact, when it does
happen they dislike it so much that many sure ‘nuff gentle, “foolproof”
ole' saddle horses will turn into a fire breathing, man eating, widow making
And on occasion I’ve had to walk home from the dance alone.
Copyright 2019, Rick McCumber