ready for work?
You may remember that the day before yesterday we had a very long day in the saddle to bring back some cattle that had gotten onto the neighbor. Well yesterday we went back up to the holding pen and trailered back to the house 2 cows and a calf. While Mike was taking the cattle back down to the house in the trailer, he had me go up to the pass, I call it Nana's pass, to see if the cattle had tore down the fence to get back to where they were. They had not so when I got back to the pens I took the few cattle that were still there and started them down the trail, about 4 miles, to where there were other cattle and water, in hopes that they will stay down there and not try to get back in the neighbors ranch.
Was a great day for a ride, just me my horse and Kevin the cow dog. When we got back to the ranch headquarters there were three calfs to brand. Now these calfs were huge and Mike and I had to rope and I had to hold the calfs down with the horse while Mike cut, branded, ear marked and vaccinated them. Got that all done and our day was finished.
There is nothing like working cattle from the back of a horse. To get the chance to rope and have your horse work that rope and hold the cow is magic. I wish and hope that all of you that have a horse get the chance to experience that someday.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.