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  1. spinandslide

    Competitive Trail Riding Clinic

    Attended this clinic last weekend and boy was it fun! sponsered by NCTHA..National Competitive Trail Horse Assoc. CT is ridden over a marked course/trail..with judges at each obstacle to judge how well the horse and rider negotiate the question...with different divisions based on the horse and...
  2. spinandslide

    Day in the Life...

    Of Fletcher...in photos.. Goin' to get feed..(yes, he rides in the front seat with me) Dropping Hay.. (see my miscalculation on the one light on the tractor??? yeah..I am still nursing the wounds on my rear from that one) Bring the sheep up.. What was that? AHHHH...
  3. spinandslide

    Oh the things they learn from animals...

    Ive always felt animals will teach ya alot..they have the potential to make ya look like you are one heck of a person or like you dont have a clue in hades what ya are doing..they don't sugarcoat, beat around the bush..they simply are what they are. This was re-affirmed to me watching my son...
  4. spinandslide

    Do bull calves take a big hit?

    I keep hearing people talk about weanling-yearling bull calves get docked in the sale barn over steers.. Is it true? how big of a dock do you usually take? Im just curious..I see afew guys are adamant the calves are steers before they go to the sale..and some others who sell them as is..and...
  5. spinandslide

    New LGD Pup

    Meet Halo, a four month old 3/4 Great Pyr and 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd and future helper of Angel, my other LGD. Halo was born and has lived with dairy goats, her mother, father and brother are all LGD's. I decided it was time to get a pup for Angel to train. She is 8 this year, getting older, Im...
  6. spinandslide

    Keeping Cattle at pasture..away from your place..

    I am pretty sure afew folks on this board keep their cattle at a pasture that is not at their home..I know it's very common.. I have come across a situation where I can potentially do this...but I'm looking for what folks do to prevent problems or theft...outside of the obvious of locking the...
  7. spinandslide

    I am so proud of my kiddo..Livestock show

    My son, 11, attended and competed at his first livestock show this past weekend. He showed a percentage dorper lamb we bought from a program abit south of us. He has been feeding her, caring for her and working with this ewe lamb since October when we bought her (right before validation..some...
  8. spinandslide

    When he's not working stock...he is running agility..picture

    This is a sort of vacation, if you will, from helping on our place...;) And fellas, dont think women only do agility..I saw alot of men at this trial..doing well might I add? Fletcher has only been training in agility since late August..on the equipment since mid Sept..this trial was early...
  9. spinandslide

    Had a Good group of calves..and learned something..

    Because a person truly never stops learnin'// All calves sired by a gianormous Brangus bull.. This is a heifer calf born to an Angus cow..this cow was my on death's door bottle calf y'all may remember from afew years ago. This is a bull calf born to a Brangus heifer..this heifer was actually...
  10. spinandslide

    Why every kid needs a good horse and cattle...

    I could find a handful of things he's doing wrong..but the fact he was out, on his pony (yes, she is only about 13 hands)..helping his dad made me decide to put away my instructor cap for the day and let him enjoy himself. :) This was the pony's first time on cattle too..shes a tough gal...
  11. spinandslide

    Angel the guardian, sheep, and border collies-pics

    Some random pictures recently from around our place.. sheep, with Angel the Great Pyr, blending in.. Bonnie being a "black sheep" Angel wondering why I interrupting her nap.. my son with his 4-h project, a may ewe lamb we bought. very close to lambing ewe My Fletcher (black and white)...
  12. spinandslide

    slick shearing a market lamb

    About a month til the county stock show and I will be clippingour percentage dorper lamb for her market class. I am getting lots of varying opinions on what type of blades to use..Appreciate some insight on this. she has ALOT of fuzz..she looks like a puff ball with legs. Ive never done this...
  13. spinandslide

    Coyotes and various other uninvited critters..beware...

    Because Angel is now patroling the place! Angel is a 7 year old Great Pyr..shes been guarding sheep and goats her whole life. She solidified her position when, the first night she was hear, as the 'yotes yipped at a passing train, she howled back at them..a very low, warning howl, to which the...
  14. spinandslide

    for those think BC's cant be tough...

    I present my evidence... Ornery steer got after Kate..so Fletcher took care of it..:) on a side note..Flys are killing me the last week or two..am told the weather change is responsible for this..
  15. spinandslide

    hay theft

    I know someone may have already mentioned this..but folks, espc in my general state and surrounding states..Ive encountered more folks who have had hay stolen recently..lock it up and keep an eye on it! As with anything, theives are looking for an easy in and out..
  16. spinandslide

    A short video-the stop

    Not a totally finished horse here folks, but my own 3 year old filly, first equine I've started from the ground up, by myself..with input and advice from my coach and my husband..I started her last summer under saddle and Im sorry to say, she hasnt had super consistent riding, but with the...
  17. spinandslide

    Lost a lamb-need a livestock guardian dog. :(

    Many will probably question why I didnt get some sort of guardian when I first got my sheep..I felt my fences were quite good (5 foot no climb with pipe toprail)..my dogs couldnt even get in.. Well, something DID last weekend..I am going with coyote or bobcat, and it ate my son's market...
  18. spinandslide

    Did you know...

    you can limp a trailer loaded down with 16 roundbales home..with one tire missing and another tire grossly under-inflated? Im just sayin'.. :lol:
  19. spinandslide

    a good dog...

    mine is at least..;) This calf has gotten alittle to big for his britches and has been bowing up at Fletcher.. Fletcher is telling him to back off and go eat with the others in the above picture..calf tries to butt him and Fletcher proceeds to snap in his face, and drive the calf back...
  20. spinandslide

    It must be weaning time..

    Because I woke up to bawling this morning..;) Weaned the oldest calf yesterday, with no issues..momma and calf did not even aknowledge each other..apparently last night, it sunk in. Calf's 4 months old, eating fine on her own, heat and nursing was taking alot out of the cow, so I opted for...
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