|Stephen Bly and horse Sundance|
No one likes to get bucked off a horse. Old cowboys especially. But if his broomtail decided to 'hop for mama,' 'take ya to church,' 'chin the moon,' or 'wrinkle his spine,' he plowed the ground with his face. Then he must catch the rude horse and holler, "Ketch my saddle!"
You may never have been bucked off a horse, but you've probably gotten mashed before. That can be a social, emotional, or spiritual crunch. The result is you're battered and bruised.
Paul told Timothy, "Some have even rejected sound teaching and shipwrecked their faith" (1 Timothy 1:19).
When you're embarrassed by failure or should have known better. When you weren't able to hang on and a trial threw you. You need to holler out, "Ketch my saddle!" That is, "Give me a hand and don't let me lose my valuables."
Sometimes we cry out to God, "Catch my marriage." "Catch my child." "Catch my faith."
|A valuable saddle with lots of chrome|
Some more info on western slang like "Ketch my saddle" and many others: Cowboy Western Slang by Elizabeth Lane at Petticoats & Pistols blog. Her list is adapted from The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800s by Marc McCutcheon: http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2007/10/25/western-slang/
Western Words and Phrases That Might Have Fooled You by Charlotte Sands at Petticoats & Pistols blog: http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2008/11/14/western-words-and-phrases-that-might-have-fooled-you/
Western slang, lingo, and phrases ... A Writer's Guide to the Old West:
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-slang.html Funny Cowboy Sayings ... Cowboy Wisdom and Humor: http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/slang/funny-cowboy-sayings.html
What's your favorite cowboy saying or western slang?