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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Dec 20, 2016

Ernest Forsberg

Ernest ForsbergErnest Forsberg has spent his life around horses.  He is a calf roper, team roper, farrier, and storyteller.  When Ernest Forsberg told his uncle he wanted to be a calf roper, his uncle challenged him to rope 100 cows a day.  At age 12, Ernest accepted the challenge.  Growing up in Southern California gave Ernest Forsberg many opportunities to ride horses and work cows.  And, those 100 cows a day?  Well, those carried him to the National Finals Rodeo four times.  His first visit to the NFR was when he was 20 years old.

A January 1964,  Desert Sun (a California newspaper), touted the fact that 20-year-old Ernest Forsberg was returning to defend the title he earned when he was 19.  The 24th annual Palm Springe Mounted Police Rodeo boasted of $7500 in prize money and was held at the Polo Grounds in 1964.

Ernest left rodeo to pursue a career as a farrier.  In 1984, Forsberg joined the Senior Pro Rodeo Association.  He continued to dominate in team roping and in 2005 was inducted into the SPRA Hall of Fame.

At 67, Ernest Forsberg still competes in team roping and has a thriving business as a farrier.

About Us

Welcome to the Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship.   My name is  John Harrer.  I began the podcast in 2012 because I wanted to learn more about horses and horsemanship.  Talking with great horseman and women about their lives with horses and the history of horsemanship is my passion.

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Episode #81