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Gathering Wild Cattle

For those who have never had the experience, gathering wild cattle is very different than handling gentle cattle. Sometimes you have to forget … [Read more...]

Remembering A.C. Ekker

Starting in 1990 I had the opportunity to work for A.C. Ekker. He had a ranch in Southeast Utah in the area called Robbers Roost. I worked for him for … [Read more...]

The Dude Rides

One of the things I'll always remember the most about the time I spent at Robbers Roost is the dude rides. Because of the hot summers and cold winters … [Read more...]

Coyote Hunting

One fall out at the Robbers Roost, we were gathering cattle. A.C's uncle Ted Ekker came out to help for a while. Ted was getting were he couldn't ride … [Read more...]

Rope Training

When I worked for A.C. Ekker, we spent much of our time in the winter training rope horses. He had a little grey horse named Casino I was riding. He … [Read more...]

Wild Bull Story

The range out at the robbers roost is quite unique. It's basically high desert, with big flats that disappear into big slick rock canyons. When A.C. … [Read more...]

The Flying Hawaiian

Back in the early nineties, A.C. Ekker had an international trail ride business called Cabalgata International. He would take people on trail rides … [Read more...]

The Great Gallery

If you like old Indian stuff, like I do, one of the most spectacular sites for Indian rock art is the Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon. The first … [Read more...]

Robbers Roost Days

  I had the opportunity to work for a man named A. C. Ekker, for four years in the early nineties. I was living in Hanksville, Utah, a small town … [Read more...]