The Tale of a Stubborn Horse
Our family had the opportunity to stay with our friends Dave and Debbie Hutzell recently. They own a bit of land near the Marengo, Ohio area. It’s a rural community of farmers and country-folk about forty minutes north of Columbus.
While there Alex Fogle, a firefighter and horse wrangler, stopped over to do some training with Debbie’s young horse Ricky. So I sat back with my camera (merely to test out my fix to a problem I was having). I expected to get a couple nice shots to share with Debbie and Alex… but I got more than I bargained for, but not quite as much as Alex got.
My camera held up fine as the training exercise turned into a rodeo. Word after the event is that Ricky is an ornery horse. That much is obvious from these photos. What isn’t so obvious is the pain Alex was feeling near his tail bone after the event; also missing from the photos was the smirk I swore I saw on Ricky’s face.
Note: I never really expected this page to get as many visitors as it does--and I never realized that it would spur any comments from visitors. One thing I need to clear up (since I have gotten some angry emails from time to time about this) is that the wrangler in these photos is not me--I was the one photographing the moment. I do not pretend to know anything about horsemanship. In fact, I have never ridden a horse. I have pet them, fed them and photographed them... but I have never had the opportunity to ride one yet.