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Juni Fisher sings a song from the perspective of the horse. There is special magic when the horse and rider become one. Juni performs "Listen" during the "The Real Deal" show as part of the 2022 Wild Ride.
Juni played music with her sisters as a child, formed a...
Mike shares history as sung from the horse's point of view in this epic penned by a legend. Mike Beck performs "La Primera" by Ian Tyson during the "Ian Tyson Tribute" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Mike Beck is a professional musici...
Marinna and Trinity harmonize on Trinity's tune about her pony carrying her to solace. Marinna Mori and Trinity Seely perform "Cricket Roll" during the "Anchoring the Tradition" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Marinna Mori is an 1...
Marinna covers this Stamey song with talent and poise beyond her years. Marinna Mori performs "Buckskin Horse" by Dave Stamey during the "Family, Friends, & Community" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Marinna Mori is an 11-year-old...
Corb and Forrest decide to do an iconic Great Basin story song by Ian Tyson. Why not? Corb Lund and Forrest VanTuyl perform "MC Horses" by Ian Tyson while Ramblin' Jack Elliott listens during the "The Rambling Boys" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.