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Suburban Cowboy

Re-discovering the joys of horses after 30 years

By Lawrence J. Fedewa

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Contents

HIS FIRST TIME (poem) page 3
Preface page 4
THE SUMMER OF 9S pages
SUBURBAN COWBOY page 19
MAlA STORIES page 23
A RIDE IN WINTER page 26
MORE MAlA STORIES page 31
THE BEY OF CEDARWOOD page 3S

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                page 46

 

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HIS FIRST TIME

Cock your head, colt, and paw                                                                   

the tinsels moon strewn on lake and land.
Raise your tired-of-grazing head up and up,

and challenge and charge the hoof hurt heavens!

Prance and dance your pounding sound pistons on the teasing earth,
beating her dare down to the moon shades,

the mighty, misty moon shades of the woodland.

Snort and sing, look and sing

at the sounding, echo bounding fields,
the breathing, beam sprinkled,

bale bringing fields.

Hark to the whispering hoppers’ humming                                     

see far into the loud, lonely land

and shimmering, shining mirrors of the moon.

Then grasp the great ground flying,
and gripping go running close,

back clinging to your big mare mother.

(See “The Bey of Cedarwood” p. 35 )

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Preface

 

I was introduced to horses as a young lad on a Michigan farm and was actively involved through my college years. As adult life progressed, however, there was no time or money to stay involved, especially as city life dominated family and career. I forgot all the joys of the outdoors, the woods, the thrills and the uniqueness of each horse. 

All these memories and adventures were revisited, however, when I was led by my grown daughter back into the world of horses many years later. These little stories describe that journey with all its texture of ups and downs. I learned that old memories and can be renewed at any age if a person can supply sufficient motivation to regain a youthful skill – even if that motivation comes from a loving, but persistent daughter! -LJF       

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