trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 70

Good Reads & ON THE JUkEBOX Being a lover of mustangs, with the goal of rescuing them to a big ranch...I realize I need to have some education from others before me that have adopted, gentled and loved the mighty, wild ones. An avid reader, I enjoy the word of others and gleam all the information and education I can. Well, Mikey Porter does not disappoint. In her book “Eyes with Fire”, Porter delivers her mustang experiences, with heartfelt and colorful recanting's of the different personalities she has come to know, train and love. It will make you cry, laugh & want to go adopt a mustang. Go ahead, get a mustang, but first get Mikey Porter’s book’s “Eyes With Fire” and also “Wild Expectations”, the complete guide on taming a wild or “unhandled” horse. Mikey Porter is the real deal with a lifetime of riding, showing, training and loving horses. One of my newest favorite CD’s is “UNBRIDLED”, the latest release from Western Underground. If you’re familiar with Chris LeDoux, the World-Champion Bronc Rider and cowboy, then you’re familiar with his music. Although LeDoux passed on at the young age of 56, his music continues to rock forward with the original band members and the welcomed addition of drummer, songwriter, singer, Ned LeDoux, Chris’ son. The title track “Unbridled” kicks butt and is quickly followed up by 10 country rockin’ cuts including the heartfelt “Think About Rain” and “Broken In”. The musicians don’t get any better than Mark Sissel, guitars; Dusting Evans, vocals; Bobby Jensen, keyboards; David “Pop” Evans, bass; Ned LeDoux, percussion; K.W. Turnbow, drums. The musicianship of these cowboys is fantastic, layered and expert. This CD is stories of life and love as time passed for Chris LeDoux. I highly recommend it to all of you.