March 4, 2016


Honestly I didn’t think it would be so tough,
They make it look so easy in the movies.
She’s gaited so she shouldn’t be too rough,
But I just make it look real goofy.

The challenge is fun learning something new,
I’m not sure she shares the same view.
Another greenhorn spurring like a fool,
But she’s no amateur and keeps her cool.

It makes for a fun day,
Trying to get the cows to go our way.
Like a traffic jam of cars on the highway,
We get em lined out by the end of the day.

But if I’m going to be at the Chico long,
I’ll have to swallow my pride,
Hope Butters plays along,
And continues to teach me how to ride.

By Chico Basin intern Eric Sauerhagen

2 replies to “Riding Lessons

  1. Sandy

    Ha! This is fantastic. Is Butters really gaited?

    1. Tess Leach

      She is!

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