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Kip Holbrook has been writin articles for Ropers Sports News for several months now. His articles are featured in their faith column. Check out some of his articles below, or you can visit Ropers Sports News website. 

http://www.roperssportsnews.com/features/faith.html

 

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  • From Spoiled Rotten to Redeeming Value?

    I remember the phone call I received regarding a cute black and white paint horse. He had been in training for about 60 days and was still more horse than these people needed. Now this was a typical situation that we have all seen where novice riders want a young horse they can grow up with. I told them after watching the family trying to ride him that if they should ever decide to sell him I would be interested. About a year later that phone call came and the voice on the other end said very bluntly ”If you are still interested in this horse come and get him.” I found out that he had bucked the dad off and later had put the daughter in the hospital with a broken leg. I was interested, so I went down to take a look at this horse. He still looked good, but when I got close he laid his ears back and let me know he didn't want to be messed with. He was spoiled rotten, and other than looks he had no redeeming value.(To redeem means to take something of little or no value and make it valuable) Once home he was hard to catch, would cow kick at you as you tried to saddle him and would buck and try to bite you as you were getting on.

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  • Ladies Book Study



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  • Are You Balanced

    This past summer I was invited to give a motivational \ inspirational talk just before the roping began at a local jackpot. I had recently heard several of the the pros like Tyler, Jake, Clay O, Allen, Walt and even some of our local coaches talking about balance. I had been really concentrating on the concept of being balanced in the stirrups before taking my shot at either end. I could understand the need for balance not only for myself but for my horse as well

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  • Things in Common

    There was a lot of anticipation and excitement in our minds as we pulled in to Reno for the Actra National Finals. Then we saw the parking lot.. Wow! Trying to find a place to park your truck and trailer was a challenge. I began to think about all the things we had in common as I looked around. Diesel trucks, horse trailers, beautiful horses,saddles, tack, blankets,water buckets and people with arm loads of hay looking for stalls.

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  • High expectations

    How high are your expectations? In the early 90s I rode for the Alder Creek ranch in Denio Nv. My good friend Manual Elias owned that beautiful ranch until he was killed in a tragic haying accident. I usually went up for a few weeks in the spring to gather the desert valley side of the ranch and then in the fall to gather the high mountain range up by the high lakes. Including the lease ground there was about 135000 ac. total land to ride.

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  • Who You picked on?

    Recently I watched the" Ropen Show" with Tyler Magness. He was giving a lesson to a charming lady on the fundamentals of a good head catch and handle. Like most of us in the process of learning something new she was getting frustrated. She started to jerk on her horses face a little even though the horse hadn't done anything wrong. Tyler nicely said "Don't pick on him, quit picken on your horse". I realized immediately that I was guilty of the same thing. In my own frustration of bringing along a young heel horse and tryng to improve my heeling I had been a little hard on my horse. I had started "picken on him" almost every run.

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  • 10 Days Chico



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  • Byron Moats

    Byron went to be with the Lord the morning of April 22, 2012. Memorial service will be at Yountville Community Church, 1pm May 5th.

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  • Orphan Care International

    A non-profit organization developed to send God's love to children around the world

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