Randy passes along some cowboy vocabulary as he does this classic by a real poetic S.O.B. Randy Rieman recites "Horses Versus Hosses" by S. Omar Barker during the "Cowboy Classics" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Randy Rieman has had a love affair with the spoken word for over 40 years. He has shared his passion for poetry with audiences as a regular performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, where he is considered one of the foremost reciters of both classic cowboy poetry and traditional Australian bush poetry. He has also been known, on occasion, to pick up his guitar and share a song from his life with horses and stockmen. Randy is currently headquartered on a ranch at the base of the Big Belt Mountains, near Cascade, Montana. He spends a fair bit of time conducting horsemanship, ranch roping and cattle-handling clinics around the United States and Europe. When the snow flies, you'll likely find him inside braiding fine rawhide reatas and hondos. Randy has released two CDs as well as the DVD Four Strands Of Rawhide featuring legendary horseman and braider Bill Dorrance.
"Horses Versus Hosses" poem by S Omar Barker.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Jan. 30, 2020.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.