One more time…

Once again, we were on horseback today.  This time to gather the steers off our BLM lease ground.  We will be selling them on Monday, so we have to gather, retag, and weigh them.  Today was a big gather, though 2 weeks ago we also gathered this pasture and brought home our cows and calves.  It went well.  Elsa was dog of the day.  This pasture is way too big for Lucas to handle!  Lucas’ disappointment was as big as Elsa’s excitement.  And Elsa pretty much had a perfect day.  Heeling steers is an entirely different ballgame than heeling cows… and Elsa handled them expertly.  She goes into a high bounce, comes down, tilts her head, and bites!  Good girl!  If she could move yearlings all the time, she’d improve her confidence immensely!  The photograph above shows the early hour of the morning… and Elsa returning to me.  She’s a difficult subject to photograph.  She rarely gets in front of me unless she’s moving cattle!  And here we’ve just begun our day, so as soon as I stopped to take the picture, she quickly turned and came back to get behind my horse.  Pay no attention to my horse’s ear in the photo! I took many pictures today, most didn’t turn out as the delay on the camera often foils my perfect shot… but I’ll post some more tomorrow.  After waking up at 4 am, I believe I’m ready for bed!   


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