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The Australian sport of campdrafting came to Kiowa, Colorado last August as the newly formed US National Campdraft Association held its first every Clinic and Competition. Campdrafting is an exciting sport that involves speed, cows (beasts the Aussies call them), and, of course, good horses. If you haven't heard or seen a campdraft, you really need to check it out. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
I covered the event for The Australian Stock Horse…Continue
Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:04pm
Two Man Sorting
Last Sunday, after a good ride on Saturday morning, we took the horses out for some two-man sorting at Rancho Rio Stables by the Kern River. In this iteration of calf work, the cattle are numbered zero to nine and there are two pens about 40 feet across with an opening between the two. The cows are settled into the far end of one pen. Our job is to go in and, once we cross into the occupied pen we are given a number, then we start with that cow and…Continue
Posted on May 8, 2013 at 7:00pm
For the last two months I've been working out from 7:15 to 8:15 four times a week trying to get back into shape. I use a local physical therapy office that has a "health for life" program, so I am trained under the watchful eyes of trainers and PT's who have a real education in the mechanics of the body and will make sure (I hope) that I don't hurt myself. Why? So, when this time of the year came I would be ready to…Continue
Posted on May 2, 2013 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments
This video is very short. When you go out riding alone there is no one to take pictures of except yourself and your horse - Sorry. We played with the self-timer and multiple exposures and generally just had a relaxing time.
Ranae was off were her friends for the weekend so I decided to take Jessie out to the river for a solo ride. First, we…Continue
Posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:55pm — 2 Comments