Remember, we’re dealing with cattle here. They’re just strolling along, chewing their grass and having a relaxing time of it. All of a sudden, they’re being pushed and moved to a new location. We don’t do this just for the fun of it. There’s always a reason such as fresh pasture, vaccination, or in this case treating them so the flies don’t drive them crazy. However, the thing is…the cattle don’t know this. They get nervous and things get exciting. Especially when one of those animals breaks away from the group, causing you ride herd. You quickly find yourself trying to coax them to where they need to be.
When this happened today, my father-in-law and Glen rode after the runaway steer and Orran and I watched from a four-wheeler. It was a perfect opportunity to talk to him about how to move cattle and what to do when one gets away. A little bit of on the job training.
|How could you not get philosophical when looking at scenery like this?!|