~A large bird circled around me like a hungry man.~
~Katherine Richards 1901~
And Colt thought he was gonna be eaten by the shaggy, wooly THING!
|"Who me??!?? I'm just an innocent bystander! I won't hurt you horsey"|
As you can tell, it's never been sheared. Before the branding began, they were going to shear it and get it out of the branding pen. So, they got the generator and the clippers out, but the blades were the wrong ones, so it didn't get sheared.
Colt wanted NOTHING to do with that sheep! He side-stepped, back-peddled and did everything but bolt 'n run (which he would have like to do if I didn't keep him facin' the sheep!) If the sheep had been sheared, it might have been different, but with all that wool, every time the sheep moved, he jiggled...one big bouncing, jiggling THING!! I'm still laughing at Colt. But he wasn't the only horse that had a dislike for the THING! The sheep was finally escorted out of the branding pen.
|"Yes...YOU...I don't know what you are,|
but I don't wanna have anything to do with YOU!!!"
So they roped it!
It was quite entertaining to see these two cowboys ropin' the sheep and tyin' it up so we could get the cows and calves out of the field!
|Brothers David and Martin gettin' the problem solved. |
(No sheep was hurt in this photo!)
It was a grand day for moving the pairs...a lil' bit on the warm side for the livestock, but the views were spectacular~
|Great Basin Cattle Country|
Steens Mountain stands majestically in the background.
I hope everyone has a great week!!