to the Dude Ranch of Missouri
have great colt pictures for your enjoyment. This seems to be the
year of the fillies. Six of seven have been fillies.
hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we do. It seems we
can watch the colts play forever. The palomino colt was playing
and running in the dew laden grass early one morning and was
really trying her new legs on for speed. Well, she slipped and
fell. It was funny how she reacted. At first she looked around
to see if anyone had seen her accident. She seemed unsure as
to whether anyone witnessed her mishap, so, just to be safe,
she reached down and acted like she was eating grass. Now we
all know that young colts don't eat much grass, but she acted
like she planned that fall just so she could get a bit of grass.
The question then. Are colts vain? I really don't know, but
she sure acted like it. Maybe she is going to be a show horse.
After all, she is out of a world champion sire in the Missouri
Fox Trotting Breed, Southern Sunrise.
colt watching we feature horseback riding, cattle and horse drives,
and horse training and Big Beaver River. Imagine taking the best
vacation of your life at a dude ranch in Missouri. Just think of
all the travel time and money saved. The cool, fresh Ozark mountain
air, the seclusion, the feel of a ranch horse beneath you as you
cross the river and trails. The feeling of being one of the ranch
hands as you check the horse and cattle herds. The sheer excitement
of the sight and sound of a herd of horses racing on the distance
hill. The warmth of shared time with family and friends at the river
fishing and swimming. We look forward to meeting your vacation needs
and sharing the many unique ranch experiences.
does it all on two first time horses
Well, some people do and some don't. What am I talking about?
The desire to be the first rider up on a young horse. A certain
young lady from Germany did it twice. She rode Black Hawk
and then Dreamer's Pride. A pair of three year old fillies
that got their first saddle blanket, saddle, bridle and rider
in less than one hour. The amazing thing was that they didn't
buck with the rider. One did buck rather generously with her
first saddle but soon grew tired of bucking. We are pleased
with the Monty Roberts "Join Up" training method
and so are the horses.
exhibited a very professional ride and was very much in control
of her emotions. This is a must when riding the first time horse.
Did you know that the horse can detect your pulse rate. This may
seem strange but think about it; they can feel a fly on their skin
and shake it off. Rest assured they can feel your pulse rate. If
you get scared then they think they should get scared also. Thus
the point is made; to ride the first time horse you must be calm.
Eddie the new wrangler on the ranch was the only one disappointed
with Ulrike ride. Why? Eddie said " She is trying to get my
training demonstrations are a regular feature at Bucks and Spurs
Guest Ranch. Be sure to ask for it when you book your vacation.
Who knows you might be the first rider up. Some do and some don't.
Do you want a real challenge? Try herding one hundred cows
into a small enclosure. Talk about team penning. That's team
penning on a grand scale. This is where your horsemanship
and cattle savvy is put to the test. As one old cowboy said
"There is many a slip between the cup and the lip."
The same is true when herding cattle. About the time everything
is going right a wild cow will try to break free and take
the herd with her. That is when it gets real interesting.
One cowboy has to bring her back while another holds the herd.
For you that want to learn about cattle herding. You need
to be familiar with the term "flight zone". This
is the distance from the cow that makes her reaction. Move
closer and she runs, move back and she walks or stops. The
real challenge comes in adjusting this distance which seems
to change for a variety of reason at a moments notice. Its
is hard to explain; so book your vacation and we will show
you. After all Missouri is the "Show Me" State.
you book at our ranch you will get a chance to try this and many
more cowboy experiences. Be sure to mention this newsletter and
receive a 5% discount for July. 417-683-2381 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
you have an interesting cattle herding story?
it to us and we will consider putting it in the next newsletter.
ya on the trail! But first you must call to make your reservation.
sure to ask for the July discount special when you call and mention
C & Sonny Huff