Manuscripts/Mixed Material [J. M. Brown]
“After the men working with the buster have a saddle on the wild hoss, they keep it tied to the snubbing post 'til the rider gets on. Then they wait 'til everybody is out of danger before they turn the wild hoss loose. When he's turned loose, 95 out of a 100 of them will try to turn themselves wrong side out to get rid of it's rider. They'll pitch so hard that it's nothing at all unusual for a bronc buster to quit a hoss with his nose bleeding. Sometimes, they don't get to quit. Sometimes the hoss catches the buster in such a way that he breaks his ribs, or he gets thrown and fails to light right, and breaks a neck, a leg or something. That's the worst part of the business, but it's all in the day's work. After a bronc buster gets thrown once, real good, as a rule, he's good for nothing else but a three by six hole in the ground. Very very few of 'em ever come back after one good throw.
“That's what's the matter with me today. I've been thrown so many times that I'm just cheating the undertaker by living. After I worked for Jameson, I broke hosses every Summer for the Collier Ranch out on Rock Creek. I'd bust 30-40 head every Summer for them.
“That's about all the hoss busting I done on a big scale. I never wet nursed many cows besides for the Daggett place. I did ride