Horses are what Nip & Duck is about. I tackle stories about Thoroughbreds, backyard horses like my paint mares, colt starting contests, cowboys and even the mystery of Levi Rosaba. I hope you'll enjoy the ride.
"Look back at our struggle for freedom; trace our present day's strength to its source. And you'll find that man's pathway to glory is strewn with the bones of the horse." Author Unknown.
My friend, Steve Woodruff and his 17-year old horse, Ranger have roamed over every nook and cranny of Montana it seems, all without incident. But as we know, a horse can find mischief or injury almost anywhere. And in fact just a few months ago, Ranger did, and to this day Steve has no idea what actually happened to him.
If you have a queasy stomach, you may want to to take a look at a feature I've done on Steve's incredible photos in my post, "Step Off The Sidewalk."
Steve's vet stitching Ranger up.
"What a fine day to be a horse-and a horseman-in Montana."
Ranger in a very recent post by Steve.
Steve and Ranger on the prowl.
Steve is retired as a teacher from the University of Montana at Missoula. His prose are witty and his photography captures light and emotion in incredible ways.