You Can’t Keep An Old Cowhand Down

oldcowhdA cowpoke since the age of 14, Art Biddlecomb says that what distinguishes a real cowboy is simply that “the others don’t know diddlysquat.” Worse, in increasing numbers, they are driving “quads” (a motorcycle with four wheels) or pickup trucks. “A cow,” he explains, “feels more relaxed and does a lot better if she regularly sees a cowboy on horseback poking through the herd; better than if she doesn’t see a cowboy or if she sees a pickup truck roaring at her.”

Art continuously explains what his animals are thinking. “If you get mad at a cow, you never want to show it,” he advises. “That cow’ll pick it …