Julie Carter is a New Mexico writer and author whose column appears weekly on Rio Grande Digital.
The cowboy world is full of hired hands. Most who have lived that life have either been one or had one – or both. And, like everything else in the world, there are good ones, bad ones and those that fall somewhere in a category of “all the above.”
Skeet Horner was a bad cat cowboy with a reputation or two he’d sure enough earned. He was always available for day work, but only those desperate for help or who didn’t know better would give him a call.
Skeet had been married any number of times — both formally and informally. Even he didn’t know for sure how many of either. If you ever happened to run into Skeet when he was all dressed up – that is, he had on a clean silk wild rag, he likely was on his way to get married.