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May 24, 2011

Moving Horses

On Saturday Jeff, Carla, Nick, our guest Carlie and I moved the horses to a southern pasture with better grass.

It was a great day, great weather and the horses moved right along at a fast trot the whole way. I don’t think there are too many sights that are more pretty than seeing a group of horses running across the land.

After we moved the horses we moved the bulls into the same pasture and were done before lunch. It was

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May 20, 2011

Joint Week and Rain

We are in the midst of our first Joint Week right now (a.k.a. Colorado Cowboy Week). Our guests have been over at our sister ranch, Chico Basin, all week branding, moving cattle and camping out and just returned back to Zapata late last night– about 10:30! I haven’t had a chance to talk with them too much yet about their experience, but I’m having dinner at the lodge tonight and can’t wait to hear about everything. One thing that I

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April 14, 2011

Camping at Sand Creek

Last weekend we packed into and camped at Sand Creek using a trail we’ve never tried before. The trail starts near the town of Crestone and goes about 20 miles or so to the visitor’s center at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We rode a little less than halfway and camped at Sand Creek, the biggest drainage on the northern part of the Sangre De Cristo range. The first day was spent packing in and setting up camp, the second day we

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