Skip to content
• Season 1 
• Episode 10

Back Roads to Meeker

Illinois River, North Park, Colorado
Illinois River, North Park, Colorado

Tom Theobald remembers a road trip. Tom and Laura chat about the Meeker Classic and Australian Shepherds.

“We had picked up a bridge spike somewhere and were sinking ever so slowly as air bled from the right rear tire. Not wanting to change the tire unless I absolutely had to, I elected to try for Buford, thirty miles away. Sheep are being moved out of the high country now, and as luck would have it, we came upon a band of about 300 moving down the road. We crept through slowly as they parted like a school of wooly fish, hoping the air in the tire would outlast the sheep.”

The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

Share on  your

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Join our Facebook group



Producer: Laura Tyler

Author: Tom Theobald

Editor: Andy Schwarz

Music: "Americana" and "Sonorus" by Mr Smith are licensed under CC by 4.0

Logo Design: Janet Cerretani



  1. loved this one- brought tears as i listened to Tom recount his time on this Journey to Meeker and reveal his kind heart on so many levels I have never owned one, or worked with one, but I am always mesmerized watching the dogs work the sheep. Suzanne

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

7 + six =