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Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
October 01, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

Photo of Fredrick Remington’s 1908 painting: ‘Stampede by Lightning’

I have often tried to stop a spooked cow from high-tailing across the pasture in a direction opposite of that which I intended. This maneuver has often resulted in a cross-pasture race between horse and cow or, if not horseback, a sudden and painful introduction to a hard-headed bovine and a dusty patch of ground. I learned early on that I could not physically restrain a thousand pounds of bellering, slobbering beef, though I would continue to un...

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