Sunday, September 7, 2008

Horseback

Throughout my lifetime, I have helped move cows using four different methods.

When we were kids, we often moved livestock on foot. Our pastures were not separated by great distances, and the cows and sheep remained relatively calm using this method.

Another approach to convincing cows to go where you'd like them to go involves a feed pickup and some hay. This approach works well in the spring when the cattle are used to the vehicle that feeds them and would follow it to the ends of the earth.

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When you're dealing with terrain like this, horseback is the way to go.

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The alternative to horseback is using an ATV, which is beneficial to those like me who have a passenger at all times. However, those who move cows on horseback have a definite advantage over those who are riding ATVs.

ATVs, being closer to the ground than your average horse, have an undesirable view.

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Especially after the cows have been on green grass.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Not quite sure what kind of comment to leave on this post.

"Great picture!" (Just doesn't seem quite right.)

"Thanks for the facts." (Did I need to know this?)

How about...

"Green grass and cows... who knew?" (Not me! Ha!)

Thanks for the chuckle this morning! Blessings!

Andrea said...

What a great shot of the horse and rider. That is some serious terrain. And the cow shot is neat. It looks a bit stinky but neat!! LOL

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

I was really into the post til the last pic. Then I held my nose and dove for the comment bottom!!

Cute!!!!!

Jenni said...

Yay! Another photo to add to all those Flickr favorite! LOL, NOT:o)

In The Masters Hands said...

I just love the post, Great picture, although I would much prefer to being on the horse. Such beautiful terrain, too. Have a blessed day. Brandie

The W.O.W. factor said...

LOL! And I bet she doesn't stay put either!
Yea, looks like the Mom with passengers gets the sh***y end of the procession! ;) Won't be that way forever tho and you'll be back in the saddle!

Mum-me said...

Maybe you could convince your husband to swap with you next time?

Julia in Sweden said...

And again a question from the uneducatded swede: what's an ATV?
And, as always, a charming, funny story to accompany beautiful (well, in most cases anyway) pictures.
Take care of eachother!

Rose Davis said...

Looking at the cowboy I feel like I went back 100 years or more~beautiful! God bless, Rose

 
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