He seems real, far more real than some of those that try to do what he does. I have met a few cowboy poets, on wagon train trips or just big drives in the past and they are always a fun group of people.
I bought a Baxter Black tape once, "The Buckskin Mare". I had just gotten my buckskin mare and I thought I should have that tape for some reason. I ended up being very fond of it. He has a way with words, seems to be a kind vet and a good man.