Monday, February 2, 2015

The Cow Whisperer

Hubby's Tennessee Walker, Solomon, can't run fast, stop hard, or "turn on a dime" like most cowhorses can. The only spins he's ever performed have been mid-air reversals of direction while being challenged by a cantankerous Angus bull.

But Solly has an amazing herdside manner, completely at ease amongst cows--and they with him. When ridden into a herd to sort out an animal, he's so affable that they rarely get ruffled. We've never seen Solly get impatient and lay his ears back or nip at a recalcitrant cow. He gets the job done with a minimum of stress and offense. "It's almost like the cows think he's one of them," Hubby says. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUBBY! I love to work cows with you!

"Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace." ~Matthew 11:29 (MSG)

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