This is Tabu. The photo was taken in the late 1980s. She’s gone now. But the memories(&injuries)linger. THIS is the saddle bronc I spoke of in my bio. I bought her out of a bucking chute. They were abusing her. (well, it was mutual). When they turned her loose in the feedlot, to run with the other 30 or so horses, ALL of them were afraid of her, even the studs!! Warning bells SHOULD have gone off. Especially since she was severely underweight. But I saw a beautiful horse. After 1 1/2 hours of (my gentle)trailering attempts, they hit her with an electric cattle prod. She got in. Tore up the trailer coming home, cars were avoiding us on the freeway. It took 6 mo to break her. NOT the usual 6 weeks… I was a seasoned horse breaker, having done it for a living, but she was beyond believable. I would need 2 people with me. One to call an ambulance if needed(and it was on occasion)and one to stabilize me. After 4 broken bones, 2 dislocations, sprains and fractures, she was broken. (So was I.) The week she was KINDA gentle she led the horses in our nightime Christmas Parade. It was interesting…She did well, tho. She turned out to be one of the most dependable and loving horses I’ve ever owned. Along with my Arab, 2 of the best. This was a trail ride we all went on. I remember it fondly. I was so proud of my Wild Horse. I miss her..

I’ve had a camera in my hand since the old Swinger Camera days (remember those?). EVERYWHERE I go, my cameras go. My friends and family gave up trying to separate us a long time ago….But I’m relatively new to digital photography. I keep saying “Where have you been all my life…?” There are so many beautiful images on Red Bubble. I’m SO inspired!

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  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    She is a beauty and so is your story, instant fav for me

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogabout 3 years ago

    Sittin’ in tears here! Both laughing and sad!

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savilleabout 3 years ago

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for my Wild West Feature. What a nice surprise!!

  • teresalynwillis
    teresalynwillisabout 3 years ago

    Great horse.

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful precious capture of Tabu beautiful horse she is beautiful colour nice clarity and detail precious she is It touched my heart reading this story aw i dont like that they hit her with an electric cattle prod thats sad and its sad she was abused she is to be loved and cared for why do people do thing like this to animals ill never understand but i hope one day they will get back for the abuse of this wonderful Tabu aw hugs. You worked hard long months to break her in and you loved her that im happy she came with you and im sure Tabu loved u alot too aw..bless your heart, I can just picture the two of you in the Christamas parade how precious of all the hard work and determination you had in breaking her in and it payed off I am sorry for your loss my deepest heart felt sympathy the memories will always be with you in your heart for all you went through Im hoping your doing ok for all you went through as well hugs.My friend has an Arab horse there beautiful i rode horses and took lessons when i was younger i love horses there all so precious..What a wonderful picture and moving story i even shed a tear hugs to you ..

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanalmost 3 years ago

    What a great story and image of a beautiful horse. A lovely memory of her for you Kay.

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Jennifer Bradford
    Jennifer Bradfordalmost 2 years ago

    Bless her beautiful heart …. and yours.

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