Drowsy Water

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Looking for these Mamas and babies

We pushed our cows out just a few weeks ago. Randy Sue heads up the operation--planning and executing the ideal procedure for moving the cows out onto open range for the summer.
But now, the cows are out there somewhere and, as usual, they've been a-wanderin'. We've seen a few pairs here, a few pairs there, and a few way up there while a few others are way down there. We never know where they'll end up.
Tomorrow, Randy Sue will head up one of her famed all-day cow rides. Now, not just anyone gets to go out looking for and mooooving cows (sorry, couldn't resist that typo). Typically, she takes a handful of guests that have quite a bit of horse experience and feel comfortable navigating in the forest alone. If she points in one direction and tells you to go that way looking for cows, you better go. She is the boss-lady after all, you'd better listen.
Some of our horses do much better with cows than others, too, so sometimes who she takes depends on the horse a little bit too. Some horses perk their ears, put their nose down and get into pushing cows. Other horses lay their ears back, swish their tail and do whatever they can to get away from that weird bovine creature.
Along the way, the adventure surely includes info about any and all plants you might see out their. Randy Sue is darn near a Colorado naturalist expert. She can tell you each flower, what it is used for and how it was named.
We'll let you know if our group tomorrow has a successful find and move. I know that even if they don't see one single cow, they'll have a great day with their fearless leader.

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1 Comments :

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Reminds me of looking for those pesky cows hiding in the trees. We searched an entire day ride with Randy Sue and didn't find them one time.

Cheers!!

July 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM  

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