About Mark Edevold
A Funny HorseDo horses have a sense of humor?I've a suspicion that they mightI know for sure they know directionsand some seem to know wrong from rightsome horses just plain don't give a damnsome, all they want to do is playI guess I know a couple cowboyskinda act about the same wayWell I was riding my old bay geldingI always thought he was real good brokeat least he'd always acted that waytil one day he decided to pull a jokethey say humor is mostly timingand that horse had it down to a teeI'd slipped my right boot outta the stirrupand was kinda scratching behind my kneehe took a humped up sideways crowhopand I landed with more a plop than a thudthen he stood and watched me get upcovered head to toe in mudWell I mounted back up and we rode onthe old bay didn't make no more fussbut he kept his right ear cocked backjust to listen to me cuss
© 2007, Mark Edevold
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Mark told us, "I wrote this poem while I was thinking about how horses have personalities and character traits similar to people, and to cowboys in particular."
About Mark Edevold:I own two horses now and have had horses off and on since I was a kid and a couple years back helped a friend break/start a couple colts. I also bought my current two bay geldings back in 1998 when they were green-broke 2 year olds, and had quite a bit of fun getting them trained and dependable. I am also a guitar player, and I write a few songs now and then.In live in Crookston, Minnesota, which is up in the NW corner of the state, and I also lived in Colorado, New Mexico, and Montana, and have a love of the West and the rural/ranching way of life. I work In a little town called Gonvick, Minnesota, where we have a family business making Mrs. Olson's Lefse (www.mrsolsonslefse.com), which we sell all over the country. This is a picture of me with a Big Dipper Ice scooper, which I invented and patented.
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