Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. Robt. Lindsey]
“I always envied my brothers because they got to ride horses and ride around outside. Why, they'd ride them before they were five years old, and made pretty good cowboys by the time they were seven and eight.
“There were still a few Indians around when I was just a small tot, and we'd see them sometimes after dark, snooping around over the place, looking for something to steal. They were bad to steal horses, and caused my brothers no end of trouble about them. They'd hide the horses in different places, and when the Indians found them, why, they wouldn't leave a horse for my brothers to ride. Then they'd have to walk over to the Blum Ranch, where my dad would give them four or five more, bawl them out for not taking care of them, then tell them to hide the horses better. I don't know whether dad had to pay for them or not, but I don't believe he did because the Blum people had a big wild horse herd on their property, which the cowboys kept pretty well broke up as they needed more.
“From time to time, the boys had a little trouble with rustlers running off a few head, and they had several stampedes too,