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Out West

This short clip demonstrates that after just 15 minutes of coaching, I have clearly mastered the ancient, even primeval art of lassoing ..

He he. Actually, this is a skill that probably takes years to ‘get’. Never mind riding a horse at the same time! In the background is my wife’s brother, who runs a farm in the Free State. He knows how to train dogs and horses; when you watch his sheepdogs herd sheep, you realise how in tune he is with the animals around him.

When my wife San and I visit the farm, we are like zombies released into the light from the darkness of the city dungeon: blinking into all that space, trying to wrap our heads around it, trying to let it all in.