The other day we took another herd of cows out to their winter range. It was a pretty cold morning. The wind just didn't want to quit blowing. It is hard to stay warm in the wind, even if the temperatures aren't that bad. We were dressed for it though and we survived.
We knew we had along way to go so we got out to saddle shortly after the sun came up.
We started in the fields, gathered the cows and headed out across the valley.
Clay has been working with Alice. She is the filly that bucked me off in the spring. He is doing a great job with her. He is a much better rider than me, and is great at training horses.
See the hills in the distance? We have to head over those. It looks kind of far to me..
We just trekked along. The cows wanted to head out. Pretty soon we were across that valley and climbing the hills.
Then we headed down the other side.
It's not like that was all though. We had to trek across a lot of this valley too.
After that many hours in the saddle I start to get a little distracted by rocks, plants and shiny things on the ground.
Dave rode Goucho again, He is really doing well. A long day like that really helps a horse's attitude.
It was a long day so Clay switched horses at lunch to give the two year old filly a rest.
Here I am on Honey. Dave took a few pictures along the way.
It seemed like we would be going across that valley forever. I know the cows felt the same way.
Finally! We reached a trough. The cows were thirsty and drank it down quickly, one jumped in it. Unfortunately, the water wasn't refilling like it was supposed to. Not a good thing. I guess we will head back out tomorrow and move cows to another watering place.
There is always another job to be done.