Oooh Marty Robbins. When I was a teenager, I wrote to him telling him how much I admired him, and how I loved horses, and he not only wrote back, but sent me a signed picture of himself on his own horse! How many so called 'stars' do that sort of thing nowadays?
I haven't seen 'Appaloosa' yet, but I must try and get the DVD. I love Viggo Mortensen, it sounds like my sort of Western/ I really love the idea of two guys loving each other, just as friends.
Wishing you much success with your writing.