Back at it.

I haven’t had much of a chance to throw a scoop loop out there at ya. I have been working on the 63 ranch for the last year and a half and there was plenty to visit about, just no time to do it. When I was traveling so much it was easy to find time on an airplane or in a motel room.

I decided to come home and not continue working on the 63 ranch. I’ve been home since the first of the year. I’ve got lots of things to do on the place after being gone pretty much for two years.

It sure feels good to be on my own place. It was a great time at the 63 and I really got back to the roots of horsemanship and had about fifty horses to take total care of and a few cattle to keep track of, but there is nothing like your own place and doing your own thing.

I rode a lot this past summer.  It was a couple miles up to the main 63 ranch and I would leave my barn at daylight and be gone all day.  I got in real good shape keeping horses shod and rode, and really felt good.

There was a little appy horse that was one that I rode a lot at the ranch.  Last spring when I put the first ride on him he really bucked with me.  I got him rode but when I got off to open a gate I couldn’t stand up.  I thought I had cracked my pelvis.  It was sore for a few days but got better.  

I would ride one and lead one then the next morning ride the other and lead the one I had ridden home.  I was riding the appy home leading another horse one afternoon and all of a sudden he broke in two.( I think the other horses halter rope got under his tail)  That little bugger would jump and kick and really drop and hit the ground hard.  He bucked for a long ways down the road and finally quit when I got him up against a bank.   I was really hurting just like when he bucked before.  I have heard from a lot of my friends that have broke their pelvis when a horse bucks.  As we get older I think this is a big problem.

Any way, long story short I didn’t break my pelvis, but I hurt something and it really hurt after riding.  I’m not sure what it was but for the first time the other day it didn’t hurt when I got done riding. That’s a big relief.  The reason I am telling this story is to make sure and emphasize how careful we need to be as we get older and or body’s get more prone to injury.  Be careful!

I have been away from our place for a couple years and need to do lots of catching up, which I have been doing.  I’m ready to get back to work on the presentation side of my life.  I got word that we are going with the Stockmanship and Stewardship series with Merc and the NCBA.

Elko, NV – July 17 – 18

Durango, CO – August 27 – 28

Danville, IN – September 10 – 11

Ontario, OR – October 8 – 9

Bowling Green, KY – October 22 – 23

We are also presenting in Nashville, Tennessee at the NCBA convention trade show August 10-12, 2021

I’ve been getting some requests to do other things too.  I’m ready.

My son Rial has a interest in doing some video work.  We are going to try to do some things that we hope will be useful, enjoyable for folks to watch, and get you to thinking .  Horse, dogs and livestock and managing resources is the main focus, but with Rial who knows where it’s going!

Anyway he put together our first video.  He did great getting it filmed and edited. I didn’t even know he was filming at the auction market. He is putting together more to share some ideas we have on stockmanship

Here’s the link.

Lots of good memories from the 63 ranch

I called him “Crow Boy”

to honor the natives that were on the land before the white man came along.

I always enjoy moving horses

packing salt

lots of variety of horses

8 thoughts on “Back at it.

  1. John Rouane

    I loved the auction yard. When I went with my Dad, he could sit there for hours hypnotized by the auctioneers. Tell Gordon “hello”.

  2. pdfangus

    Nice to hear from you….
    At my age of 72 I absolutely will not get on a green horse or a bronc any more.

    Sold a hores I had raised from a baby and loved her dearly but after she threw me the third time and banged me u . We had to make some changes

    Have a rocky Mountain saddle horse mare now that is a joy to ride….has some spirit ad drive ad wants to be in front but sane and safe and pretty well bonded to me….
    Also inherited my friends older gated molly mule when he passed away last fall..
    She has always been a joy to ride.

  3. KarlaBaumgartner

    Glad to see you back. I’m 67 and still work with young horses. The only reason I can still do it is because I follow your “Low Stress Colt Starting” method with all of them. I thank you for that.

  4. Nancy Young

    Life goes it’s own way and we have to go with it.  The Lord knows where we are headed and will tell us when it’s time.

    See ya in June at Sackett Ranch!

    Nancy Young

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