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Hoofprints and Heartbeats

Colen H Sweeten

Published 1996
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57 pages
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A compilation of cowboy poetry about western living, ranch life, god, love, life, hardship, trials and the good ol days. Composed by a been-there-done-that poet/philosopher raised on a ranch in Southern Idaho.The American West HeritageMoreA compilation of cowboy poetry about western living, ranch life, god, love, life, hardship, trials and the good ol days. Composed by a been-there-done-that poet/philosopher raised on a ranch in Southern Idaho.The American West Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees presented the American West Heritage Pioneer Skill Preservation award to Colen H. Sweeten Jr. The award was given in recognition and deep appreciation for his extensive years of writing, performing, and publishing cowboy poetry.In notifying Colen Sweeten, the American West Heritage Foundation stated Your poetry is based on personal experiences of over six decades as a cowboy and your sharing it with the general public has brought both laughter and tears to those who hear your recitation. In the process you have helped preserve the memories of being a cowboy on a working ranch in the American West. We gratefully acknowledge your humble and generous spirit and dedicated efforts of preserving this unique artistic skill of the American West.Hoofprints and Heartbeats is one of the 4 poetry books Colen published in his life.Colen Sweeten was one of the best cowboy poets in the Western movement. Many of his poems have been put to music by some of the best song writers. Colen was one of my heroes. -Dallas McCord (Singer/songwriter)