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Feb 13, 201310:13 AMThe Telegraph

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Poem Of The Week: February 13, 2013

Feb 13, 2013 - 10:13 AM
Poem Of The Week: February 13, 2013

“My granddaughter who is 9 has been taking riding lessons for almost three years at Stockton Stables here in Littleton, Colorado. The past two she’s been part of group of five girls that take a lesson from Katie on Sundays. Watching those girls under Katie’s guidance prompted me to write this.”

 

— Stephen Clark

 

Katie’s Cowgirls

 

In their jeans and cowgirl boots


they go racing down to the pen.


It’s Sunday afternoon


and it’s lesson time again.

 

There’s Hazel, Hannah and Hank,


Smokey, Shorty and of course old Jud.


With lead ropes and halters in hand


they wade through the manure and mud.

 

They’re all Katie’s cowgirls


and it’s riding time again.

They saddle up their horses


and lead them out of the pen.

 

They practice cones and barrels


under Katie’s watchful eye.


After two years of riding lessons


there’s not much that they won’t try.

 

She’s always there to help them


when they and the horse go astray.


She’s always there to show them


to ride the cowgirl way.

 

They’re all Katie’s cowgirls


and there’s more to learn of course.


But they won’t ever forget what Katie taught them


whenever they ride a horse.

 

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