Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in [...]

Hard to top invention of saddle

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Can you guess what simple invention is considered one of the basic pieces of equipment involved in creating and spreading modern civilization? I couldn’t. It involves the horse…of course… and the saddle. Like most country kids, I learned to ride bareback. I still believe that’s how novice riders should begin [...]

Long trip awaiting saddle bronc champ

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Winning may have its perks, but it wasn’t going to exempt James Willert from driving duties in the dead of the night. The South Dakota resident earned top honors in the saddle bronc Saturday in the Pioneer Days rodeo, but the thrill didn’t last long. “From here, it’s probably about [...]