Saturday went very well. Got a lot of quail, limited out on rabbit, dogs ( beagles and bird) worked flawlessly. We had Scott's wife follow us with the mule team and wagon...just wanted to see how they did with the gunfire, etc. and they did super. We did find the heifers... pine stand in the very back northwest corner of the place. I just rode up to Torro ( one of our 2 corr bulls we rotate each year). I call him Torro because he is short and black, and has horns like the Mexican fighting bulls have) and draped a rope around his horns,and started leading him out toward the open pasture, and down it for a while. Those heifers all eventually lined out behind him, and we counted all of them when we got them all in the open. All were there.
We got back to the front, put the bird dogs out and the mules up, and decided to ride over and look at the rst of them across the road. We are riding our gaited hunting horses..no QHs down there at the time. Our 4 last years heifers with their new calves were hanging by the round bale in the dove field, and those were easy to heel and just step off and work them.. 3 heifers and a bull calf, so we only had to tag 4 and band one.
The big blue roan with the horns that stick up like a Fla Scub or Pineywoods took off for the cotton field pasture when we got close to the heifers that we were tagging their calves. After we were done, we rode over to the pasture that cow had run to. 100 acre pasture, fenced-in row crop land. Almost a perfect rectangle with nary a tree nor bush nor ditch in it. Basically a 100 acre arena., and that bitch standing square in the middle of it. Again, we were on gaited horses...not a prayer in the world of catching her, and those horses wouldn't know how to handle one that big on a rope. We were able to get close enough to the calf to ssee he was a heifer, so didn't need anything but a tag. so we left them alone. Will carry my cow horses down next weekend and we will get it then. Noticed 2 more of the green tagged cows that looked like they might come in any day, so might have 3 to do Saturday.