Gentle and agreeable, it’s hard to imagine the Marabou remuda as anything but. It puts a smile to a face to recall way back to 1903 when the Steamboat city fathers found it necessary to pass an ordinance making it illegal to race horses or have a bucking contest on the streets on Sunday mornings. Early rodeos were often impromptu contests with people circling their horses around a clearing and watching a sometimes overly confident cowboy attempt to “break” a colt or rank horse. Inherently dangerous, this is one of the reasons the city decided to shut it down- at least on Sundays.
Without the need to break broncs, this wide open meadow is best used to listen to the surrounding sounds of nearby nature. Evenings spent listening to the rushing Elk River and the Marabou remuda grazing peacefully in the backyard, sing a song to any cowboy at heart.