(Outside the gate is the graveyard, they don't bury the horses there anymore but they used too)
(The loading chute in the yard)
(I just liked this bridge going across the creek to the barns)
(the gate into the yard)
So we headed up there and he met us at the gate and led us in. They put up a locked gate this spring just to keep crazy people out. They spend a lot of time keeping it looking nice, they do a lot of fancy spancy deals there where city people come out and "trail horses" in and then have a meeting. So they want it to look nice and it does. There is a lot of pens and this time of year not much in them which we kinda knew but thats when they were out.
(the saddle horses, even the mini under the feeder lol)
(a sore clydeish horse in the pen, he was super interested in us)
(and some bulls)
(the nephews looking at bucking bulls)
(the chute, under a roof, sure be a long day trimming 600+ horses)
(the retired horses halters)
They had some horses, some bulls and a few studs up close and so we toured them and then he took us in to see the chute where they trim feet and brand and then into the tack room and then the boardroom where they have the halters of the retired horses hanging in there. Neil had been there quite a few times as a kid cause the kids went to school with him and even he said it was changed and updated, looked a lot better.
(Wanamaka Rocket, we saw him at the bronc match in Pollockville)
he was an older horse, really calm just stood there eating while we were there chatting)
Kinda a cool day there. I would like to go when all the mares and colts come in.