Horses, Mules, Donkeys, Trail Riding, And Stuff Like That

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  1. Faye Fox

    Faye Fox Veteran Member
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    Your mare is absolutely beautiful @Tex Dennis She sounds and looks like the ideal horse. One of my favorite things to do was shoot rattlesnakes off a trained horse. I have friends that have a couple of great cow horses, but both are a bit nervous with gunshots, even a .22. They developed the skill of using their reins to snap off a rattlesnake's head. They only use their revolvers if they go out on their ATVs.
     
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    Me too! Here are some of my family that still hold to that tradition. It is an annual event on the ranches south of me. Many families coordinate branding, vaccinating, and castrating time so for about a month, it is the same large bunch going from ranch to ranch. Now with the internet, the schedule is posted online and easier than mailing it or announcing it in the rural paper. Lunch is always served and the day ends with a chuckwagon-style cookout. Sometimes guitars, mandolins, banjos, and harmonicas are brought out and the younger carry on until dark. The older head home, shower, and then drop exhausted and soon sound asleep only wakened by aches and pains. :(
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    And, just think, there are those that think this is "cruelty to animals". Such BS, but raised in the "big city", it could be understandable.
     
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    My cousin, age 71, on her new ride, just for rugged trails.

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    Although I enjoyed pushing cattle down to
    fall pasture, it wasn't recreational since I got
    paid to do it.

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    She about dumped me with her U turn after the cow, note loose reins on bosal I always ride her with no bit just a bosal or halter only, the avatar picture was just a piggin string only no nothing, saddle or anything. It was about 1/4 mile to house. This was team penning at church on my mare.
     
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    Found this on facebook, and it looks about right to me…..

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