Worn boots. New shoes and a bucket of feed for a horse named Tex.
Yesterday, a good day for a ride. Today, the rain . . .
once owned this big quarter horse–
Cowboy owns him now
rancher called him BOB
the brand is for Big Old Boy–
Cowboy named him Tex
nostrils flare and snort
ground shakes with thunder of hooves–
Tex the quarter horse
bridled and saddled
Big Old Tex wins the barrels–
young boy’s dream-come-true
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