When I first heard of just driving bulls into a trailer I thought it
was just of bunch of Bull; After putting it to work, I used it for more
twenty-five years. It takes patience but it works. This bull has hoof rot in his
right front leg. This work takes good horsemanship, your horse needs to respond
to your request. You may only need to move a couple of inches, but only a couple of
inches. Forward, backwards, sideways where ever you need him, you need him to be there.
I driving the bull towards the back of the trailer. Slow and easy.
I will redirect his attention to the trailer.
I need to get him closer
Need to set it up again
We've blocked him and will start over
More work needed to get him focused on the trailer
We got him to look at the trailer, big step!!
He is going too fast, to much energy, need to slow down
Set it up again, no harm done.
We've got his attention on the back of the trailer, looking good
I am using my flag and his flight zone is working great
Let him just soak on it
He is thinking about loading
Good choice on his part and don't hurry him.
We separated and then trailer loaded these
first calf heifers. their flight zone was very large to start
with, but with some good cattle working skills we loaded these cattle in the trailer.
Terry, Kathy, Stephanie, and myself, were the riders. The next three photo's some of the work.
Robert & Bear taking one down
Robert tying off
Robert tying the front feet
Robert is a Montana rancher throwing a good hip shot
This is a great shot of the hip shot. Bob on Doc.
May 15th 2011
A Cowboy records the daily activity in a little book called a
The events of the last twenty four hours have left an empty place in my
heart. I went to check on the horses early evening and as my eyes fell upon
Banjo I got a sick feeling in my gut; right away from his posture I knew
something was wrong, he didn't want to put weight on the front right. Caught
him and brought him in and started washing off the blood, Tom came in the
barn and called the vet. I bandaged the wound and gave Banjo painkiller and
we waited for the vet. Took x-rays and waited for the results. The results were
not good, broken bone beneath the knee, and so we took him to a major vet clinic
and had him put down today. I want to pay a tribute to Banjo for being my main
go-to horse for the past five years. He has taught me so much about good horse-
ship over the years. He has been one of my traveling partners and was there
when I needed him. When I rode him I was always mounted and he was up to what
ever job I needed him to do. So with a tear in my eye and an ache in my heart I
say to Banjo as I look up in the heavens, thanks for the memories,
I AM GOING TO MISS YOU PARTNER.