I've had several close encounters over the years. Rode up on one at a salt station a few years back. He stood up and sniffed at me. Magic and I were about 50 feet from it. Hard to tell horseback but I figured about 8 feet standing up. I talked real calm to it and turned real slow and walked away. Got into an open area real quick so I could see 360 degrees. Then hit a long trot for several miles until I was sure we'd left him behind. Another time a big fella was stalking the cattle as I moved a bunch. He paralleled us on a hillside for about 15 minutes. Then I rode hard a full gallop right at him waving my slicker and he took off. I was on my.mare Magic again. She was fearless.
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