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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Moving Cows

So yesterday we had made a plan that we were gonna move our cows with the ponies.  Neil wanted to ride his horse before we had to use him for branding so he did and I took Bailey since I should be riding her anyways if I want to sell her.  Its a good thing we did.  Neil's horse forgot how to stand still while getting on and he thought he would jump a little just as Neil got on.  Nothing bad so we just went to work.


 We headed out North and then west where the cows were.  We wanted to push them West then South to the branding field.  Bailey had an issue with her rib sticking out towards Neil's horse, I could pull her head around and get her to move away that way, but no way was she gonna just move over without being pulled around, so I kicked her in the ribs and she was just ignoring me, not good.  So I gave her a good kick and she straightened out and that was good for a while.  She tried it again later and one little kick brought her back.  I always forget with her she would rather a big correction that just nagging.  Well I think they all do, but most listen to little correction, she just completely ignores it.

We separated for a while and I headed farther North towards a big bunch up there and got them through the first gate and then we met up again and headed towards the slough and got a bunch through the gate going south.  Then over to the other slough dugout to check if anything was there, nope, so we got the rest from that field and closed the far gate and headed back East to where it looked like a couple calves were running back.  We just slowly walked and by the time we got there the cows were making so much noise the calves had started coming back, so we just stayed out of their way and they made it all the way to the gate so we closed it, actually the last one just went through the fence but I guess that works too.



All moved and all gates closed then I remembered I had brought my little waterproof camera, duh!  But it was in my pocket cause I wasn't sure if I could take the big one with Bailey so I got a few pics on the way home, lol.  Oh well more important was we got the cows moved, can take pics next time I guess.

Before we went I separated Jazz and Kali from the others and kept them in, and we will keep in Bailey and George till Wed or Thurs cause will be using them this week and its much easier to catch them if away from Magic.  And Jazz is going to the trainer this week.  Oh Shirley, sorry I forgot to answer your question.  She is going to a guy named Tyler Albrecht.  He shows in working cow horse, he showed at the Supreme when you were there I think.  He actually worked under Doug for a while.  Kinda makes me think everyone did, lol.  Im pretty excited for her to go :)  Cant wait to start riding her, not that I need more to ride but...

6 comments:

cheyenne jones said...

Lovely post, good pictures too.

Country Gal said...

Nice photos ! One day I would love to ride on a open range like that and herd cattle ! That's if I remember after all these years how to ride a horse lol ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

lisa said...

I have to agree with Country Gal, would love to be able to ride out in the open and learn how to herd cattle! This summer I will be putting more hours in the saddle! I just have to get Annie's stone bruise healed first.

Cindy D. said...

THAT looks like a wonderful way to spend a day!

5 Starr's Farm said...

I think it's wonderful you get to ride as much as you do, it's hard keeping so many horses going.......

Kalin said...

Love the pictures! I'm new to your blog and I'm so happy to have found another WESTERN horse blog..So many of them are English, which is fine, but I'm a western rider and I like western way more! Haha! Excited to find more posts!
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