Bobby Kerr, The Mustang Man
We have a good story for you today. Bobby Kerr, the Mustang Man lives his life. Bobby came to town for the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo, a PRCA event. Since Bobby works with mustangs and has started many horses. I’ve started one, my wild Oak Creek horse, Scratch. My friend and rodeo announcer Dal Bunn knows I’m always looking to learn more and he invited Scratch and me to meet Bobby at the rodeo grounds. I rode with Bobby in the morning. He has smooth hands and works his horses with apparent ease. Bobby was generous with his time and even rode Scratch. He complimented us on the work we had done, then gave me some pointers to help us get better.
Performing over 100 times a year, Bobby travels across the country entertaining rodeo fans everywhere. His act includes both dogs and horses, along with the props for his show. I sat down with Bobby and talked about his journey through horsemanship.
From his first experience with the 4 B Wild West Show, how he ran away at age fourteen, and then how his friend and bit maker, Jeff Payne got him interested in the Mustang Makeover, Bobby Kerr tells the story of his life with horses.
Bobby Kerr makes horsemanship look easy. His horses glide and go wherever he asks. Listening to Bobby tell his story led me to believe there is no secret to his magic. He wanted to be a cowboy and ride a horse since he was twelve. A cowboy gets the job done, some way, some how, often with little money and a lot of imagination and ingenuity. It’s fitting that he is now linked to the American Mustang. The two have survived the harsh environment of the west by making magic together.
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