[Louie Strentzel Muir]
we had been afraid of all the time happened, the packs got loose and the horses started on a run through the forest the horses we were riding understood what was wanted and followed them over rocks logs and brush for four miles for we knew that if they once got out of sight in the woods that there would be no hope for either horses or packs then me came to an old cattle ranch where there were some fences, the horse that Fred was chasing was driven into a coral without much trouble but I saw the [horse?] that I was after making for a hole in [the fence?] but I didnt see what to do [illegible] there was another fence between me and the hole, but if I didn't know what to do my cow pony did so over the fence we went and got to the hole first by about a second. then I got off because I was afraid of getting tangled up in the [illegible]ging pack I got pretty close to the beast when it jumped but it struck my pony who stood perfectly still and I threw a rope over its head and tied it to a09189
 May 28
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
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