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You have a very nice place. I always liked the badlands in South Dakota, used to hunt mule deer there, some of your place looks a lot like that
Monte Montana was my wife's neighbor and friend back when she was acting and showing cutting horses. We just saw him the other night in one of the best Westerns ever filmed, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." For those of you who don't know who he was or what he did, watch "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and look at the scene near the end at the political rally. Montana rides a drop-dead gorgeous paint into a building, up onto a stage, and proceeds to do some trick roping while standing on his horse on a small stage with a lot of actors clustered around him. It's proof Montana was one of the all-time great horse trainers. Not to mention pretty good with a rope.
Those names bring back some memories, I like the old westerns where you could tell who was the "Real" cowboy. Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens come to mind. I always watch for the stagecoach driver cause quite often it was Monte Montana, he live about 4 miles west of us when he was a little boy. Rumor has it he was born there but Wolf Point MT makes a better story.
Have you read the Englishman's Boy or seen the movie?