Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
One of the things I used to like doing with my horses was to run milker calves in in the evenings. On the last cattle station I worked on before moving back to Canberra it was my job to do all the milking, which also meant running in the milkers to lock up the calves for the night. I used to like getting on one horse and take an other out with a 20 odd foot lead rope on a rope halter and once I found the cows and calves I'd use the horse I was leading to get the cows and calves going. So Id sit on one and send the other around the cows and get it tailing them. Milkers were good for this because the they are usually so quiet and know the score they pretty much walk to the milker yard themselves, usually; and by that time the horses were going on 6 or 7 years old, were going pretty good so they weren’t much of a problem. The whole basis of what I was doing was the Parelli lateral lunging stuff. Its good fun give it a go.