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        11-14-2011, 11:56 PM
      #11
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    will you please adoped me and teach me the ways of the cowboy? I've been dieing to learn to rope and work cattle. It's my dream to work for a rance some day, but I wasnt even sure they still exist!
    The biggest cattle ranch in the country is in central Florida!
         
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        11-15-2011, 12:06 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    Today I got a lot done. I saddled my Appy horse this morning and checked the calves. He really wanted to buck when I took my rope down but after we loped a couple of miles he settled down. Hopefully I'll be able to catch something on him soon. After riding through the calves and putting a couple back in I headed back to the corrals to shoe my other horse. I was about half done with that when the boss came by and asked if I could catch some heifers and load them in the trailer. By catch he meant rope so I was game. I changed saddles and rode out to the heifer and cow pasture. The boss told me that I could catch any hiefer with a purple ear tag so I spurred up and rode to the first one I saw. I caught it without much trouble and with very little trouble got her loaded in the trailer. I spotted another purple tag and chased it down and roped it with quite a nice flair. The boss then pulled up with the truck and trailer to inform me that that was the ONE steer in the whole bunch! Ooops, I felt like an idiot for not noticing but we needed to get the steer out anyway so we loaded him in the trailer and took him to the steer pasture. The next four went quite well and at the end I had a tired arm and a wore out horse but I was smiling from ear to ear.

    I couldn't have been better mounted if I had tried. My good gray horse really tracks a cow well and every time the cow changed directions my horse changed leads and stayed right with her. Once she was roped he pulled like a horse twice his size.

    Now I really need a new rope!

    Stay tuned for further adventures...

    Oh man I am jealous!!! Favorite thing in the whole wide world is roping cattle and loading them in the trailer outside!! GOOD DAY, like Christmas..but different..LOL!
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        11-15-2011, 12:11 AM
      #13
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        11-15-2011, 12:16 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    Mormons are NOT polygamists in Utah or anywhere else. As far as the legality of polygamy I don't know how they keep from getting prosecuted. The guy I work for only has one wife as do all the other men I've met but thier fathers have multiple wives. They own several coal mines and 5 ranches among other businesses so they probably own a few congressmen too. They also only marry women that are legal adults unrelated to them so there is no political capital in prosecuting them.
    I grew up in a Mormon community, but my family nor am I Mormon, none of the families I knew were polygamists either. They may of had 12+ children though.

    We are spending the winter in Texas and I know of a family who is polygamist. They do exist, and and live in the USA. This family however spends most of their time in Mexico working a ranch with no electricity, plumbing or phone....however it is legal for them to live there.

    Do I agree, no...but to each their own.... I think one woman is hard to keep happy let alone several! LOL
         
        11-15-2011, 12:19 AM
      #15
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    Oh man I am jealous!!! Favorite thing in the whole wide world is roping cattle and loading them in the trailer outside!! GOOD DAY, like Christmas..but different..LOL!
    I started last Thursday and I've roped something almost every day. I've never had more fun at a job ever.
         
        11-15-2011, 12:29 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I started last Thursday and I've roped something almost every day. I've never had more fun at a job ever.
    Good times! Nothing better than a strictly riding, roping job! Some people dream about just doing that. But anymore, as you know, a little mechanic-ing and haying is in order for keeping on full time.


    So I say take full advantage! And I'm jealous right now (Plus loading in a trailer...super jealous!)

    I ready to come home
         
        11-15-2011, 01:27 AM
      #17
    Started
    Kevin, thanks for answering my question.

    Sounds like you're having a fantastic time at this job; thanks for making us all green with envy. Seems that you did the same to us last year, as I recall.
         
        11-15-2011, 06:14 PM
      #18
    Trained
    I don't know if it will always be a strictly riding job or if I'll have to build fence or something equally humilliating. I WILL quit if they ever hand me a shovel and a irrigation tarp!

    Northern- I have been lucky the last couple of years but the other jobs were temporary and this one is permanent.
         
        11-15-2011, 07:14 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. So many people honestly don't realize how quickly a horse will get broke and get nice when they have to do work like that every day, all day long.

    I pity you for the wild ass cattle though, I've seen enough of those "farmerized" critters to last me a lifetime.
         
        11-15-2011, 07:18 PM
      #20
    Trained
    By Feburary they will all be gone except for the very best cows and heifers. They are getting replaced with some hopefully gentler cows.
         

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