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post #381 of 551 Old 05-23-2019, 10:59 PM
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2019 rides! Happy trails

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@ChasingDreams , lovely photos - the red roofing is really standing out with all the green grass in that gorgeous hilltop view. Love the bridle and had noticed that before! I was going to ask you whether those cattle are on your own property and that is a service track in it? If so - you appear to have Hereford / Angus crosses - and Herefords are so hard to find where we are lately. In the past 20 years, we've lost so many beef breeds in Western Australia to a monoculture of wall-to-wall Angus... Is there any Arab in Magnum, or is he just exceptionally pretty?


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The cattle belong to the property owners, as does all of the land we ride on. I canít remember the exact number, but I know they have well over 200 acres total. I donít really know anything about cattle, so Iíll defer to your judgement on the breed lol

And Iím pretty sure Magnum is mostly if not all quarter horse, but he is definitely a looker. His mom was pretty too, Iím not sure about the sire though since Iíve never seen him.

Here was his momma, Gracie. Sadly, the owner sold her when he left the last place... he was having health issues and couldnít afford to keep them both anymore. She was super sweet and great for beginners

*helmets for all, we usually have them on....I canít remember exactly what was going on here but I think the little one only came up for a quick picture* I didnít always wear a helmet in the ring with Gracie, but I certainly do for every ride with Chase lol




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post #382 of 551 Old 05-24-2019, 09:37 AM
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Sorry I got distracted. Last night my oldest daughter came back from the forest behind the house and said mushrooms were out so I went out mushroom picking for morels. Here are the terrain and aerial images from my route yesterday.
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post #383 of 551 Old 05-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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SueC. It is the same here in the USA, all black cattle. Even continental breeds that aren't naturally black, are now black in the USA, like black Limousins and Simmenthals. I expect to see black Red Angus and black Charolais one of these days! lol.
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post #384 of 551 Old 05-24-2019, 11:27 AM
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The Angus thing is the same here in Montana. Black cows sell better so everybody wants black cows. I inspected 8 cow/calf pair of Hereford and 2 cow/calf pair of Red Angus yesterday and those are the first cattle I have done inspections for in the last year and a half that weren't black. I prefer Hereford beef myself to all others so I am thinking I might buy a calf off the guy I did inspections for later this spring if he has a Hereford bull. I think he might have a Simmental bull though so I will have to talk to him and see what he has for calves.

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post #385 of 551 Old 05-24-2019, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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SueC. It is the same here in the USA, all black cattle. Even continental breeds that aren't naturally black, are now black in the USA, like black Limousins and Simmenthals. I expect to see black Red Angus and black Charolais one of these days! lol.
I still have a hard time wrapping my head around black Simmentals


This is how I remember them growing up:


While I did not grow up in the Simmental (Valley of the river Simme), I did so in the neighboring valley.
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post #386 of 551 Old 05-25-2019, 09:17 AM
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I have been having some frustrating confidence issues, so that, combined with our miserable weather, means I've hardly ridden at all for the past month. Yesterday I did finally get out for a short ride down the road.

The black flies are miserable, and I forgot how funny a badly fitting fly bonnet looks At least the world is finally green again!




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post #387 of 551 Old 05-25-2019, 02:04 PM
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I trailered my roan gelding down to the A Heart J and then rode him up a Weyerhauser gated maintenance road onto their timber lands. From there I took off from that road on an old dirt track that runs up the canyon to the Lazy S 7. It is between 5 and 6 miles depending on where you start riding from. I saw a few deer, and of course cattle.

I remembered to take a camera but unfortunately some of the shots are fuzzy from the lens being foggy from being in my inside coat pocket. I didn't realize until after I got home that I had a foggy lens for some of the pictures as I just held up the camera and snapped a few shots while riding.

I asked the Lazy S 7 owners if I could leave a vehicle up there last night as they are my closest neighbor and then if I could leave my horse in one of their corrals while I used the car to go get a second driver down at my house and go back and get the truck and come get the horse later. They said no problem, they don't mind if I leave horses in their corrals when I am doing stuff so I am back now from picking the horse back up.

I am trying to make sure he learns that when trailered the rest and relaxation is not always back to the trailer. I don't think he cares much but I don't want him ever starting the habit of trying to turn and go back to the trailer because when I am hunting or working cattle I don't ever want a horse that is constantly trying to find an excuse to turn back. This one doesn't do it but the one I rode the other day does and I will break him of that but I don't want it to get started with any of my other horses ever.

I will try to get some Google images of the route here shortly and then I need to head back out again because I want to do a short 2 mile hike and take a look at something and I need to run garbage to the dump
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post #388 of 551 Old 05-25-2019, 02:05 PM
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The last two pics are of my sweaty guy up in the corral at the Lazy S 7.

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post #389 of 551 Old 05-25-2019, 02:13 PM
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I marked up the same two images as before with the route as they are in the same area so you can see both days routes. I guess today's was 6.06 miles. The longer route to the south was today's ride.
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post #390 of 551 Old 05-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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All right - Hamlet was full of himself today ("Scared? Me? Of WHAT??") and he basically went through the hay field we traversed like a chipmunk picking up a trail of seeds, vacuuming up all the blades and stalks he could get his little mouth on while on the move. So he got to try the entire trail today, and sure enough, as soon as we hit unfamiliar territory, I turned my trusty, rock-solid trail horse into a greenie again. Hence only a few pictures from the first half of the ride. Also, Hamlet's face before the ride and after. You wouldn't believe the range of emotions he goes through in between!! :)
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