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Paul Marchant

Paul Marchant is an active rancher who tells stories as though we're all "sittin' horseback and ridin' drag" together. His Irons in the Fire articles both entertain and spur thought about personal values and goals.

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Mastering the art of the horse trade is something I’ve never quite been able to fully comprehend nor accomplish. I’ve tried it, to be sure, but it’s never really worked out in my favor.

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Spring, or something that only slightly mimicked what I would truly consider spring, was not particularly kind to my country. It was cold. It was windy.

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A while back, about the time winter was thinking about getting serious, I did something I’d never done before: I got a flu shot.

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A few years ago, I was asked to tag along on a trail ride in the great Owyhee country of southwestern Idaho with a few dozen state, county and federal officials and several distinguished members of the hierarchy of the Western cattle industry.

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I was right in the middle of a fairly precarious situation when I felt my phone buzzing in my shirt pocket.

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I brought the old pickup to a Smart Chick Olena sliding stop in front of the house. Any reiner who knows anything would have been impressed – had my mount been a blue roan instead of a beat-up old blue Chevy. To nobody’s surprise, I was running late again.

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