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Old Mustang Bob learns valuable lesson

Monday, April 19th, 2010


This cowboy gets dumped by a wild bronc. Could Bob be next?
Photo By BOB OTTO
www.ottoinfocus.com

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YUCAIPA, CA – I announced rather proudly my latest plan. I’m going to adopt and train a wild Mustang I said. My son advised me to buy more life insurance. And my wife said, “I’m afraid you’ll fall off and get hurt.”

“So you think I’m too old?” I asked my wife, in a bit of a huff.

“Yes,” she said without a hint of doubt, or a blink of her eye.

Now here’s the thing with men. As we age we don’t like being told we’re too old for anything. Be it job, sports, sex, and yes, even training a wild Mustang.

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The little roan filly’s looking for a good home

Sunday, April 11th, 2010


Wild Mustang photos taken at the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption at San Bernardino Rodeo Grounds and at Noble Creek Park in Beaumont.
Photos By BOB OTTO
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YUCAIPA, CA – The little roan filly with the small splotch of white on her forehead turned and looked my way. She perked up her ears and posed like a glamorous model on a photo shoot. She held her stance while my shutter clicked away with my six-inch zoom lens focused on her beautiful symmetrical head.

Our dalliance lasted for about a minute before she broke the mood and wandered back to several yearlings like herself.

The roan filly carrying the tag number “3107” was one of 20 horses the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had available for adoption at the San Bernardino Rodeo Grounds, Saturday.

And I was one of about 15 people yearning to take one home.

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