Randy Rieman, Cowboy Poet

Randy RiemanRandy Riemanhas spent much of his life making a living “a-horseback,” working on ranches in Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, California and Hawaii. He has spent years learning from legendary horsemen including nine years on the famed Parker Ranch. Randy now teaches horsemanship clinics on problem-solving and colt-starting.Randy is also a talented rawhide braider, a skill he learned from the late Bill Dorrance. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him “the hypnotic master of cowboy poetry.”

Randy Rieman has had a love affair with the spoken word for over 40 years. For 32 consecutive years, he has shared his passion for poetry with audiences at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, where he is considered one of the foremost reciters of both classic cowboy poetry and traditional Australian bush poetry.

Randy has been known, on occasion, to pick up his guitar and share a song or a story from his life with horses and stockmen. His most recent creative work is an audiovisual presentation of C.M. Russell's illustrated letters, which has quickly become an audience favorite.

Randy is currently headquartered on a ranch at the base of the Big Belt Mountains, near Cascade, Montana. He continues to start and train young horses, and spends a fair bit of time on the road conducting horsemanship, ranch roping and cattle-handling clinics around the U.S. and Europe. When the snow flies, you'll likely find him in his rawhide shop braiding fine reatas and hondos.

Randy has two cowboy poetry CDs available, as well as the DVD Four Strands Of Rawhide featuring legendary horseman and braider Bill Dorrance.

Visit the Performer's Web Page: www.CowboyPoetry.com/RandyRieman.htm

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