Clark's Stories

Horses - Part 1

Horses - Part 1
            “The history of man is strewn with the bones of dead horses.”              I don’t know who said this, but it has always stayed in my ...

Duke - The Cow Dog

Duke - The Cow Dog
             One day I was fencing on the summer range. I had Duke with me, he was good company, along with Sox my pack horse and Hondo my saddle ...

Cows are Smarter than You Think

Cows are Smarter than You Think
            I heard it said once that “a lot of dumb cows have outsmarted a lot of smart men”. That’s a mouthful. And I can also say the longer a c...

The Timber Creek Buck

The Timber Creek Buck
            Dad had a lot of roads he liked to drive during hunting season where he might have a chance at getting a shot at a buck. He was past th...

Best Breakfast Ever

Best Breakfast Ever
            Looking back through these stories that I’m writing, I notice that talking about food is a favored subject that occupies a fair amount ...

Did You See How I Did That?

Did You See How I Did That?
            My good friend, Brent Staker, brought his young son, Nate, up to the cow camp so that I could have a partner to help me in my riding fo...

Bits and Pieces

               I thought I would share a few things I have observed in nature, just bits and pieces that are pretty much un-related, are in no part...

Slick Ears

Slick Ears
            A runnin’ iron in the old days of the open range was used a lot more than today and for bad as well as good, but it is still used today...

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 4

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 4
            Another of the real rewards of cowboying is working outdoors in the grandeur of nature. Of course it’s not always good weather and the ...

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 3

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 3
             “The rope is the cowboy’s tool,” well spoken words from one of my favorite cowboy artists, George of Prescott, Arizona. The knowhow an...

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 2

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 2
Finding and bringing back stray cattle is rewarding. Cattle can get a long way from where they ought to be sometimes.  Binoculars are a handy tool ...

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 1

The Rewards of Cowboying - Part 1
            I never considered myself to be a true cowboy, as a matter of fact I know I am not or ever was one.  It takes a long time of full time ...