For many of you, the Dryhead Ranch experience is a once in a life time event. For me, it was a twice in a lifetime event, 1995 and 1997. Last night, I was excited to hear from my wife that she would LOVE to experience the Dryhead-Shivley world!!! So for me, it will be a three time experience and to be able to share it wife my wife Cindy, just makes it even more special. I can’t wait to ride side by side with her.
Hey Iris, I’m coming back, warn the horses! There’s a story here. During the first day of riding in 1995, I saddled my own horse of course. I had taken lessons back home in Mass. and thought I could do it. I did it, but the poor horse… I learned the trick of putting my knee into the horse when it took a deep breath so you can’t tighten the strap around the horse too tight. Well, when I did that, the horse exhaled and I tightened… too much. A few seconds later, it reared up on its hind legs and fell to the ground. The poor horse couldn’t breathe. Fortunately, Steve, the cowboy saw what happened and saved the horse. Me, I was probably white as a ghost and nursing a rope burned hand. Lesson learned, allow the horse to breathe and have your saddle checked out. So happy to see that the Dryhead is still around for all to enjoy. It is an adventure that allows you to relax and enjoy our great country. See you guys in 2013.
– Barry Davis, March 21, 2012