Monday, March 16, 2009


By Roni Bell Sylvester

My vote decisions are always based on the individual’s qualifications instead of their Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent affiliation.
This past election cycle, we had for the first time a prospective socialist registered as a Democrat, and an Independent registered as a Republican - running for president of the United States of America.
The Independent Senator John McCain, passionately loves America and manages to stir up Republicans and Democrats equally and make socialists absolute wacky.
The prospective socialist candidate, now President Barack Obama, did hang out on street corners with people my Momma would of ban me from.
Those infatuated with Obama get defensive and still block qualification questions.
This is baffling, for the questions aren't any different than ones a wise horse buyer would ask of the seller.
When one looks for a sound horse, they study the horse’s disposition, conformation, breeding and history.
Even ugly horses that have an off conformation can be rode, if they’ve had honest training and come from a family known for good dispositions.
You’d have the horse walk or trot so you can check conformation and soundness; for if it has any lameness it could fall down and take you with it.
Some other questions you’d ask about the horse include:
Is it herd bound or does it work respectfully with any horse on the trail?
Has it spent its life in stalls, only to be trotted out for arena performances, or has it been working out on the range?
When cinched, will it blow up under pressure?
Has the horse had artificial severing to make it perform in ways un-natural to a horse?
Has it ever been subjected to ginger in the butt?
Then you’d look at the horse to make sure it doesn’t have any red eye; red eye denotes a fiery, un-trustworthy disposition.
My take? The president we elected, President Barack Obama, maybe akin to a green broke, not so sound, herd bound, red eyed horse?
I don't know. The jury is still out on this one.
Regardless, my suggestion is: Get a night latch installed on your saddle, pack plenty of water (Crown?) in your canteen, and tighten your cinch. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!
March 16, 2009

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