As much as I love the stories of mythical cowboys in shootouts and bank robberies, I think the real cowboys, including those who are still active today, are much cooler.

I am not a horse person. They’re big and, frankly, I just don’t trust them, but I have a lot of admiration for those who do. The courage you need to train horses out in the wild is truly amazing. Don’t believe me? Check out this horse wreck experienced by Alone season 6 winner Jordan Jones:

What an insane horse wreck! The horse in training flipped out as we tried to skirt up and around a washout in the trail and ended up taking out these two others as they tumbled head over hoof 80 feet down the mountain. My jaw dropped as I watched the chaos unfold.

Of course the horse that caused the problem landed at the bottom uninjured and immediately started eating grass. The other two took @collincadecole and I hours to get unstuck, down the mountain, and on their feet. Miraculously they all came out ok with just some bumps and bruises!! I’m still in shock they are alive and ok. The white one on the root ball was saved from being skewered only by the corner of her saddle blanket that had rolled under her belly during the fall. 

Anyway, everyone made it back on the trail after some hard work and all is well! I can confirm, Cade is the real deal cowboy.

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Image Credit: Jordan Jonas via Instagram