Friday, June 4, 2010
A big thank you for all those men that serve our country! Hope everyone had a delightful Memorial Day. How many of you know the origins of Manny, Moe & Jack? What store are Manny, Moe & Jack associated with? Why these names? OneCowgirl prints will be drawn from the correct winners!
Posted by OneCowgirl at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
As you may know, I love to ride in Grassy. I was asked the other day if I rode in Grassy to see if spotted any cows. I spotted four pair - the babies were were so cute! I figured since they were unbranded I should move them into the riparian area but since I wasn't given any specific directions I left them alone! Never assume anything! Of course, when I finished riding I was told yes, whatever is in Grassy needs to go in the riparian area!
On the next day I rode out and this time spotted three dry cows - they were very confused over which direction to go - they were on a knoll right above me - I was making noise trying to get my desert rat of horse, Dudley through the water which at times can be challenging. I couldn't figure out why the cows weren't moving away from me. Then lo and behold - I get up the small hill and there is our friend Patches holding them in place! She was scampering back and forth just having a blast. Thankfully, she came when I called her and got behind me so I could move the three cows through the gate into the Riparian Area.
Then I went back and found the four pair and also moved them into the Riparian Area. Finding the four was a bit more challenging but one momma was in the creek and when I startled her she led me back to the other mommas that had their babies down for a nap. While I was moving the pairs I made sure Patches stayed behind with me.
Did I tell you when I call Patches and tell her to stay and she does it!! But unfortunately, she doesn't quite understand "stay or sit" when I tell her from horseback. Any training suggestions?
Posted by OneCowgirl at 9:09 AM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I have been having fun over the past few weeks working with Louise! She is an absolute sweetheart and very smart! She was halter broke when we got her. I've managed to put a saddle on her few times, lunged her, ponyed her and put a bit in her mouth. Though I am told I'm not messing with her feet enough! I think that's a job for Hollywood what do you all think?
Posted by OneCowgirl at 1:06 PM
Monday, February 22, 2010
Just for kicks I had a "polo lesson" a few days ago. My grandfather had a passion for polo. For the lesson I did get to ride this amazing horse that did wonderful flying lead changes (don't tell Dudley!) - I seriously doubt I will get "bitten by the polo bug" though the instructor would like this to happen. While it was fun trotting around hitting a ball with the mallet it is not as easy as it looks. Polo is a game of speed and precision and personally, I would rather walk or do a slow jig on a horse! While I was hunting for a polo picture I came across a recent polo obituary of a player that was injured during polo match and later died and then to top it off his last name is my first name! Definitely a sign that I do not need to take up this sport! And yes, thanks to my grandmother I am somewhat superstitious. Are you supersitious?
Posted by OneCowgirl at 3:31 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Yes, I've got some new photos but I can't get them off my camera and need a card reader! Its just taking the time go buy one! I am looking forward to showing you all pictures of the new filly Hollywood was recently given and to tell you about the few things I've been doing with her! Her name is Louise - her running partner is Thelma! Sound familiar?
Posted by OneCowgirl at 11:55 AM
Monday, February 8, 2010
I remember the first time I moved cows on a large ranch in Southern New Mexico about 15 years ago. Somehow I got separated from the two cowboys and was off chasing two wild cows - I think they just sent me after the cows to see how I would fare. It was early and I vaguely knew which direction the corrals were in so I went. It didn't take me long to figure out one of the cows was the "ring leader" whatever she did the other followed suit. Of course, the faster I went the faster she went. I remember looking out and being able to see for miles upon miles and not seeing any other human beings, paved roads, cars, civilization. I thought to myself - I bet there are folks that would freak out over this. I told myself be calm, just get the cows to go towards the corral. We must of circled this one mountain two and half times but after a few hours I finally got them to the corral. Of course, lunch had been served and everyone was wondering what had happened to me. I said, "These cows are wild! Whatever that one does the one other one will follow." As everyone was giving me a hard time about only bringing in two cows, two of those cowboys didn't bother to listen to me about the ring leader - what on earth did I know - I'd been chasing them hours! Well one of them threw a rope around the ring leaders horns and she took off like a rocket. He didn't have time dally his rope and she took off away from the pens. Of course, her best friend Bessie was following. I was thinking I worked hard to get those cows here and I hope that was an expensive rope she ran off with! After what seemed like the rest of the afternoon they got her back to the pens.
Posted by OneCowgirl at 3:26 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Forgive me for not posting for over an entire month - I wish I could say I've been on lovely sabbatical traipsing around Africa on my dream trip but I haven't. All is well and I'll get back to blogging. Big Smiles from OneCowgirl! Thanks for checking in.
Posted by OneCowgirl at 11:44 AM