Author Archives: curtpate

A “little” gate work

I started the morning trying a real difficult move through my corrals with my dogs and it didn’t work very well. I couldn’t position myself where I needed and I was confusing the dogs and they didn’t work very well.

After I got em out of the corral with me in front and the dogs bringing them I switched and went to driving them.

I drove em to this corner where my dog kennels are and put em through a very small gate to graze the grass down. It made up for the trouble in the corral!

I sure get a lot of pleasure from working with these horses, dogs, cattle and now really managing my green growing grass with grazing and getting the mouth of the critter where is needs to be.

I always seem to get one calf that is a pet and I really get a kick out of this one. She comes and gets a little grain in the morning when I am saddling my horse. She is a good lead heifer and I sure like her.

Gopro non pro

The Art of the Cowgirl bought a GoPro to use for me and them.

I have been shooting some stuff while I am riding my young horses to see how it works and figure it out. I have a chest harness, hat harness and I hung it on a overhead gate for a couple videos.

I guess as long as I am figuring things out(it would be easy for any third grader but I have a hard time getting it) I will post them .

I’m not sure if they will do you any good, but it’s not to tough to click delete. It’s just daily horse stuff around here.

Riding Yogi-camera hanging on overhead
Hat cam
Chest cam
Chest cam

If you have ideas on better ways to use GoPro let me know.

New Hanging Tree Puppies

We are the proud people parents to 8 Hanging tree pups out of Red, who actually belongs to the “Art of the Cowgirl” and Spur who actually was given to our son Rial by Charlie Trayer.

Tammy was going to work with Red and put him in the cow dog sale at Art of the Cowgirl but we seem to just buy around here and don’t do much selling. I like him and enjoy working with him so it’s fine with me.

Rial has no permanent address or work for a dog so I ended up with Spur.

We had another litter of puppies before and the folks that got those dogs seem to really like them.

I ended up with one I call “Line” and I really like the way she is working. She is lots of fun and really understands how to move stock in the way I think is good stockmanship for a dog.

A few of the puppies are spoken for, but we have several to sell. They were born on April 2nd. Their tails are docked in the hanging tree style, I will keep them up to date on shots. They have started eating exclusive dog food that I wet and put an egg with. They will be registered hanging trees, and are going to be good looking short haired dogs, and I think all their ears will stand up. Price will be $500 as weaned pups.