“Poop and Drowning, Relax”

Seven-year-old Juanita Vero brings up the rear in a string of horses, as her father leads a line of guests on a ride. Crossing The Big Blackfoot River gives her horse the opportunity to shake Juanita off, which it does, and Juanita’s instinct and training kick in. Juanita’s calls her story “Poop and Drowning, Relax”.

Juanita Vero is part of the fourth generation on a dude ranch in Greenough, Montana. She says it’s like City Slickers meets Dirty Dancing meets The Horse Whisperer with A River Runs Through It and some Downton Abbey mixed in.

This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on September 10th, 2017, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT.  8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Up the Blackfoot”.