I love working cattle.
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

I love working cattle.

This is a discussion on I love working cattle. within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-25-2009, 09:40 AM
      #1
    Showing
    I love working cattle.

    I got to go home this last few days because I had some time off from work. My brother called and asked for some help working about 18 head of calves. I had so much fun roping and dragging those little hamburgers to the branding iron fire. :) I just thought that I would share some pix of that day. I am so proud, this is the first time that I have actually been able to catch anything consistently when I was roping. I caught about 12 of them before my arm started to get tired and my swing got sloppy.

    Enjoy. :)
    Dad playing a bit while we were sorting the mamas and the babies.


    Jason deworming the cows before we turned them back out.
    (much safer done from horseback)


    Me looking for the perfect shot.


    Dragging the calf to the fire after I caught one. :)


    Me and Dobe keeping the rope tight on his back feet while Dad and Jason worked him.


    And Dad and Jason working that calf that I was holding.


    Going back in for another victim.


    Branding after my arm got tired. Dad and I switched places.
    (Don't mind my facial expression, I was in the middle of a sentence.)




    It was just so much fun. It was almost like old times when I was a kid working cattle with my family. I was so proud (and I think Dad was too) that I actually had enough confidence to rope and be sucessful. Confidence has been my real issue in the past because I didn't like being watched by someone so much better at it than me and it made me self conscious. Dobe was just the perfect angel (when he wasn't pinning his ears and trying to chew on the calves LOL) and always let me get in the perfect position for my loop. :) Just thought I would share my fun with all of you guys.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-25-2009, 09:56 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Great pics thanks for sharing! It looks like so much fun :)
         
        04-25-2009, 02:47 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Awww thanks for sharing!! I don't know much about that kind of stuff, but looks like you guys had fun! Dobe doesn't look super pleased...either that or just really really focused ;) Glad you had a good time!
         
        04-26-2009, 08:04 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by free_sprtd    
    awww thanks for sharing!! I don't know much about that kind of stuff, but looks like you guys had fun! Dobe doesn't look super pleased...either that or just really really focused ;) Glad you had a good time!
    Yeah, he was a little too focused on the cattle and I had to keep getting in his mouth because he would ignore me and charge the calves that I was trying to rope. He is quite the agressive little S**T when it comes to cattle and sometimes other horses *see avatar* . He acts like a herd stallion that is being challenged (ears pinned, teeth bared, snaking his head and neck down toward the ground). It is useful when they don't want to move but not so much when I want him to go easy.





         
        04-26-2009, 08:09 AM
      #5
    Trained
    That is great! I love the pictures, and I think you are so lucky to beable to do something like that

    I wanted to work cattle, but my TB just isn't going to go for that. Lol. He can Fox Hunt like no tomorrow, facing any type of Wildlife - but cows...that's a whole other story.

    I think you are very talented to beable to what you do! You and your horse look fabulous together, what a great team you must be to accomplish such tasks!
         
        04-26-2009, 08:26 AM
      #6
    Showing
    Thank you so much MIEventer. We get along well most of the time but we do have our moments when we butt heads. LOL. I have seen some pretty dang good TB cowhorses so there may be hope for your boy yet. :)
         
        04-26-2009, 02:24 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Well at least he got the job done!! He sure is fiesty! Haha sounds like a fun horse :)
         
        04-26-2009, 03:50 PM
      #8
    Chat Moderator
    That does look like fun. Thank you for sharing. I wish I was a good enough rider to do that.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    how to keep horses from crossing cattle guard cissysmom Horse Protection 0 08-25-2008 07:52 PM
    cattle drive photos emr Horse Pictures 12 06-09-2008 02:14 PM
    Cattle Penning katybear985 Horse Training 6 01-17-2008 01:07 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0