It’s time to gather our pairs from the badlands pasture. We leave our yearling steers behind and the neighbor’s cattle for a bit longer, but we’re ready to pull our cows out and put them into a different pasture.
If you look closely in the photo, you might just be able to make out Bravo. He was on his first official gather! I was a bit nervous since his experience is very limited.
However, the miles and the heat helped hold back some of his enthusiasm. He listened. He didn’t bark. Neither did he “get ahold” but I saw him many times watching and making feints like he will in the future. He ran from some disgruntled mommas, which is good, but he turned and went back towards them as well.
Learning from Tuff and Jekyll will be good experience.
We need to work on the “go lay down” part, since he wanted to follow me back into the herd as we were sorting. He has the basics, but the distance part and the “stay there” part need reinforcing.
All in all, I’d say it was a great first experience for him!Find me here!