High Country Legends, Stories, Pictures, Songs and Poems (Past and Present)

Dick Roberts

Well it saddens me to say, but the vet is coming tomorrow to send dads old horse Tally to join him once again. Poor old fellas hips and joints have finally given in. If you have any photos of Dad and Tally, please share and tag us in.

Slim said it best with this:

Gaily in front of the stockwhip

The horses come galloping home

Leaping and bucking and playing

With sides all a lather of foam

But painfully, slowly behind them

With head to the crack of the fall

And trying so gamely to follow

Comes limping the pearl of them all

He is stumbling and stiff in the shoulder

And splints from the hoof to the knee

But never a horse on the station

Has half such a spirit as he

Give these all the boast of their breeding

These pets of the paddock and stall

But ten years ago not their proudest

Could live with the pearl of them all

Here hold him out there by the yard wing

And don’t let him know by a sign

Turn his head to you, mate, just a little

‘Cause, I can’t bear his eyes to meet mine

Oh stand still, old boy, just for a moment

These tears, how they blind as they fall

Now, God help my hand to be steady

And goodbye to the pearl of them all

Published by Nelle

I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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