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Courageous rescue puts horse, rider in spotlight

Originally published Sept. 18, 2011 In a cloud of dust, a 25-year-old wrangler likely saved a boy’s life near Glacier National Park while demonstrating that skill, quick-thinking and guts sometimes …

2011 spotlight: Top S-R outdoors feature stories

Wrangler, horse charge grizzly A trail-ride wrangler from Whitefish, Mont., rode a big, brave horse to the rescue of a young boy on a horse being chased by a grizzly …

Bolster, Tonk looking for new normal

A few weeks ago, she was just a wrangler who led dudes on trail rides near Glacier National Park. This week, Erin Bolster is trying to deal with a thousand …

Heroes in grizzly chase featured on Letterman show

Fans of heroes, horses, wranglers and grizzly bears got it all in one package Tuesday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Trail riding guide Erin Bolster and her …

Young wrangler, maybe even horse, booked for Letterman

My Outdoors feature story last Sunday, “Gutsy wrangler, huge horse, save boy from charging grizzly” struck a chord with Spokesman-Review readers –and then spread to readers across the continent like …

Gutsy wrangler, huge horse save boy from charging grizzly

Grizzlies are high profile this year. A lingering winter and late berry crop kept bears in proximity to humans longer than normal, perhaps contributing to a stream of headlines about …