It's pretty hard to describe how big this country is when you are going to look for cattle. I'm not sure just how big the Ten Canyon ranch is, but it's big. Yesterday we were up Pollick Canyon looking. This canyon was the site of an encounter with the buffalo soldiers and the apache indians back in the eighteen hundreds. The picture above is looking out from the saddle at the top of the ridge of this canyon. You can sure see a long way. We saw fresh sigh of bears in the country back there. this ranch has lost around nine cows and probably about the same number in calfs to bears this year. Altho we did not see any, you could sure sense their presence.
Today will be more of the same in another canyon on the ranch. We had a good day yesterday, finding ten calfs. We loaded them in the trailer and hauled them to headquarters.
This picture is of the boss, Mike. This is a beautiful place to work and ride, and what a work out for the horse. Here they get a chance to cover every kind of country you could imagine. We had to rope a couple of very large calfs to get them in the trailer. This was a real work out for cowboy and horse as these calfs were huge. We almost had a couple wrecks but we got the job done. I'll tell ya, my horse was sure glad to see the barn.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.