and I hauled them to the west side of the pasture:
Who wouldn't want to be horseback on a morning like this:
Making a plan:
This fella has a plan alright and it always includes mischief. LOL
I had to scootch back to the house but I couldn't pass up just one more shot of that incredible New Mexico sky:
Gathering bulls makes for a slow, easy pace as the bulls just lumber along, bellowing their displeasure at being told what to do and where to go.
While they ran them through the chute and poured them, I had things to tend to in the kitchen, but I was putting the lawn mower away when I saw them funneling the bulls into the pens:
We've got a good crew and it's fun to watch them work together. We missed one friend who was hurt recently in a horse wreck. Things just aren't the same without him helping. He'll be OK, but prayers are appreciated. I always send these boys out covered in prayer.
DH rode through the bulls
pulled old ones that will be retired and sorted the others into groups as they will be distributed to the various pastures this next week:
These boys work so well together:
Good weather. Good company. Good horses. Yep, there was a lot of smiling going on:
These boys love what they do and they do it well:
It was such a pretty morning and it was all I could do to drag myself back into the kitchen
I'm thankful everyone stayed safe this week and I'm thankful for a fridge full of leftovers because my kitchen is closed for the weekend. :)