May 24, 2011

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David lived on the Medano Ranch for several years and is now raising his two sons on Chico Basin Ranch with his wife Tess.

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 a quick morning and that afternoon we met up with the rest of the guests and crew and rode through the Medano seeing huge herds of elk. We finished the day with a roping competition with Oli, Eileen, Claire and Hayden who all picked it up quickly. Jeff gave a demo on how to build a loop and throw the rope and then we spent the next hour roping a stick we stuck in the ground, which is a lot more fun than it sounds. Nick compared it to standing around shooting hoops – good analogy – it’s a great way to pass the time hanging out, talking and trying to get proficient at throwing the rope.

It was a great way to spend a Saturday.