to Coyote Crossing.... it's not just for kids!
We specialize in matching up youth and adult riders
with their perfect 'best friend' - --
beautiful, athletic horses
that will fulfill all of their dreams!
Holly Attick has been back in the saddle since Spring
2011, and her son Mason (born February 25, 2011) is
usually nearby. Holly exhibitioned Maybe at many 5-D
barrel races until the Clouds from Missouri (see
information below) purchased him.
Holly also exhibitioned MaTaTa (Toddy) at those 5-D’s. In addition, she was riding Spider (our
three-year-old Windy Ryon/Pyromaniac bay gelding) after
Olan Hightower started him for two months. However,
Holly is now once again temporarily sitting on the fence
since she is expecting her second child in February,
In September, 2011, we had a wonderful and welcome
addition to the crew at Coyote Crossing. Jim and Terry
Baranowski moved into the apartment, and they have been
a tremendous help ever since. Jim is definitely a Jack
of all trades and a Master of many. Most importantly, he
keeps the Coyote Crossing tractor running and does a lot
of work with it. Terry, who LOVES horses, purchased
Cowboys April Dream (April), and they are getting quite
serious and good at barrels and poles. She’s also a
tremendous amount of help with the horses, mowing the
grounds, and around Coyote Crossing in general. After 35
years of marriage and with three grown daughters and
three grandchildren, Terry and Jim are still very much
in love, as shown. We just hope they plan to retire
2012 spring additions
to Coyote Crossing were Maybe’s foals out of Inquisitive
Bonanza (Quiz)and Two Eyed Bar Dancer (Dancer). Quiz’
bay stud colt Buckaroo is extremely sweet and
continually loves on some of his “girls,” the broodmares
and his little sister. Dancer’s filly, a buckskin &
white paint named Morning Glory, is also very sweet and
gentle. You seldom find one of the foals without the
We had a real busy Spring Break and June 2012, with
riding camps and preparing kids and their horses for
District and State 4-H competition. Our youngest
“campers”, Ethan and Kenna, just turned 7-years-old, and
our oldest (Terry) was 50-something. With concentration
and best efforts from the students, we got a lot of work
done and had a lot of fun. After a whirlwind training
session of Dallas (Amber Cast’s mount), including three
weeks with Olan Hightower (boot camp for attitude and
basics adjustment), we had Amber and Dallas ready for
4-H competition. They placed at district and went to
In early July, Barbara Harlen (who owns Dallas) did a
couple of photo shoots at Coyote Crossing. The first was
almost totally rained out, but we enjoyed sitting on the
front porch, telling stories and laughing. Can you
believe it, rain in JULY???? Barbara got some fun shots
of the folks who ride and either live or board at Coyote
Crossing. View more of Barbara's work
Andrea Elston, who for many years was one of New York
City’s premiere tattoo artists, but who now works at
Classic Tattoo in San Marcos, enjoys some western
dressage on her Trakehner/Thoroughbred
mare Betsy. Andrea is also a phenomenal western artist,
and she works on leather, wood, cow skulls, whatever.
(Check out her work on their website at
After Olan Hightower started Florence Dews’three-year-old mare Savanna for two months,Florence has
been working with her and making great progress. Savanna
is an extremely willing, responsive, athletic, beautiful
paint mare, with two blue eyes. She’s out of Maybe and
Florence’s mare Dancer.
Shannon, Meon, and Autry Cloud are now the proud owners
of TWO Coyote Crossing horses--- Born Free Bonanza (Bear)
and Bettermaythannever (Maybe). They met Sue in Fort
Worth and purchased Maybe April 15, 2012, so he and
Autry are now getting acquainted.
Here’s what Autry and Bear have done over the past
couple of years: In Missouri Jr. High School Rodeo
(MJHSRA), they were on the Cinch Team in 2010-2011, and
they were the MJHSRA Pole Bending Champions in
2011-2012, qualifying for the Jr. High National Finals.
In the Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit, they were the 2011
Year-end Champions in Pole Bending and Reserve Champions
in Barrel Racing. In the Missouri Family Rodeo
Association, after competing in only eight of the 16
rodeos, Autry and Bear were the 2011 Finals Pole Bending
Champions, the 2011 Reserve Year-End Pole Bending
Champions and third in the Barrels.
Way to go, Autry & Bear! We know that you & Maybe
will be equally as successful in barrels!
Paityn Matthews and Skip Te (Skip) of Gracemont,
Oklahoma won the Oklahoma State NBHA 2-D Youth Barrel
Racing saddle, qualifying for NBHA Youth World. Although
Skip is 14-years-old now, they continue to place in the
1-D or 2-D consistently.
On July 7, 2012, Wayman & Paityn Matthews met Sue &
Holly at the Circle T Arena near Hamilton, Texas. Since
Holly’s “on the fence” for several months, Paityn tried
Toddy at the Circle T (wonderful facility, by the way),
and Toddy’s now living and working with the Matthews in
Oklahoma. Toddy is five years old, and certainly not
“finished” on barrels, but then neither was Skip when
Paityn got him, so we have HIGH hopes for this new pair.
After Paityn had ridden Toddy only a few times, they
placed second in the 3-D in an NBHA barrel race with
over 80 competitors. Toddy’s not SOLD yet, but she might
just have found her new home, since she and Paityn seem
to be “hooking up” well.
Good luck with your horses and barrel racing, Paityn!!
Hannah Hemphill qualified for state in junior high rodeo
in all four of her events - barrels & poles on Patas Pancho
and goat tying and breakaway roping on her other two
horses. She won the Jr. All-Around saddle at the Polk
County Youth Rodeo in Livingston, Texas in July, 2012.
She & Pancho have been running 1-D times in barrels
in their area.
Our motto is
"At Coyote Crossing, we have your next best friend."
We feel that people & horses must bond in order to be partners,
happy and successful together.