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Sutter, California
About Leslie Cline-Carbah




Cowboy Birthday Toast

May the trails that you ride be wide and clear
May olí Roanie keep stride without jumpiní gear
May time be your friend, and friends give you time,
And may your year be as good as the ones left behind.

© 2007, Leslie Cline-Carbah
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.


Leslie told us that she wrote this toast, "for my Boss, Yuba City Police Chief Richard Doscher. We...share an interest in horses and the western lifestyle...Chief rides a red roan gelding (Koby) that has 'jumped gears' on the trail with him before, so I included that for him to make it personal. I write for my own pleasure, occasionally sharing with friends, but this is my first submission to anyone."

[See a collection of Cowboy New Year's Toasts here.]




  About Leslie Cline-Carbah:

I grew up riding and showing Quarter horses here in northern California, competed in high school rodeo in my younger years, then rode my first cutting horse in 1992 and was hooked for life. Iím single mother of one son, and make my home in the small town of Sutter, California, where I was raised. Iím a Crime Analyst by trade, and a cowgirl at heart and home.



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