Tom McManus is an old fart who has cattle ranched the mountians of BC Canada for many years before moving back to the Saskatchewan prairie  that his family homesteaded in the early part of the century.

When he and neighboring ranchers got together, things got
"Betcha my ponies can run the mile pulling a cutter faster than your ponies!!"

Now he has slowed down a bit. He has built cars that could win in the Expos,
and he has built and flown his own airplanes.
but his last project was building a wagon for local trailrides and campouts,
with an occaisional parade thrown in.

                    For a while he played with a pair of mules.