I had an altercation with a rattlesnake in early June. I was up on top of the mesa riding my big paint horse and the snake didn't rattle until we were right on top of it and Hawk launched himself straight up in the air when he heard that tail shaking. On that first big crow hop my ballcap (which I always wear loose) dropped down over my eyes and I remember thinking, "Great. I can't see a thing and this horse is going to turf me off right on top of this angry snake and I'm going to get myself snakebit straight between the eyes." Well, when Hawk decides to get sporty, he touches the sky, and we went on like that for a while, me blind as a bat with my ball cap over my eyes and a prayer on my lips…and then I blew a stirrup and then I slapped for my saddle horn only to remember I was sitting in my stock saddle and then one of my legs was in the wrong place and then I was on the ground. I kept one rein tight in my hand and Hawk was kind enough to drag me a little while and when we finally stopped and the dust settled I discovered I was alive and not snakebit. Thank you Lord. I never did catch a glimpse of the fanged devil who stripped me of my dignity and had me eat some humble pie but I did wind up with my back pockets of my jeans full of dirt and a gritty case of whiplash. I made a necklace to honor my memory of the occasion. Now you know the whole story.
Sterling silver and Royston turquoise with a bronze accent at the clasp. One of a kind.
Length: 32 inches of heavy chain with a burly clasp -- this necklace can be clasped anywhere along this chain length making the length of this piece adjustable.
Pendant dimensions: 3.5x2.25 inches
+Built To Last+
+Made With Love+
+Of The West+