Holding the herd while the guys let some cows out the back side in preparation for branding the calves. We let a majority of the cows in order to create a little more room and visibility for getting the calves roped and drug to the fire #tbt#branding#holdingherd
Es ist mal wieder Zeit für ein Foto von Leo. Er gehört ja schliesslich auch zur Familie 💖. Es ist leider immer etwas schwierig gute Fotos von ihm oder von uns zu machen, da ich das fast nicht alleine machen kann. Ihr kennt das bestimmt wenn ihr eine Idee habt und genau wisst wie es am Ende ausschauen soll. Dann muss man’s erklären und und...Darum mache ich gerne alles selbst. 🙈🤷🏼♀️🙈~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #leo#quarterhorse#reininghorse#cowhorse#reining#katafayleather#tombaldingbitsandspurs
I went to a different trainer this weekend trying to get some things figured out because let's face it, I'm stuck in a rut. We did this exercise where the herd is split on both sides and you had to move one or two cows at a time to the other side of the pen while the other rider popped in every once in a while and pushed the cows toward the hole. I'm a little more confident now in the gate 😉 #ranchsorting#cowhorse
“Bad shows are inevitable, that was mine, I’ve stopped pouting and accepted it, I could have been better, the cows could have been better, my horse could have been better and the stars just didn’t align this time around.” • Another #HorseShowHangoverRecap is up on the @westerntwistmedia Facebook page - check it out! •
Jeans: @wrangler retro from @lammleswesternwear ↠ 📸: @sarahmcken
You've likely heard the term "bleeding" - but what does it mean? 🐎🤷🏼♀️
Bleeding is known as Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH), and is the presence of blood in the airways of the lung and is associated with exercise. EIPH has been reported in 95% of racing thoroughbreds and 75% of other equine athletes. The assumption then follows that many barrel horses are affected by EIPH. Some will be familiar with seeing blood in the nose post-exercise, this is referred to as epistaxis, and is the easiest way to determine if your horse is in fact, a bleeder, but is much less common and in one study done by the UK Flat and National Hunt Racing only 13% of EIPH cases showed epistaxis. •
So, many horses are suffering from EIPH under the surface. Common symptoms can include coughing and gate issues - why? - because when a horse knows they are about to compete, their blood pressure will go up, causing the lungs to bleed. Another sign of EIPH may be poor athletic performance or poor appetite post-performance.
A definitive diagnoses of EIPH can only be made by bronchoalveolar lavage. EIPH has been proven to significantly impact a horses' performance in the arena, so if you are having issues with your great barrel horse, and suspect EIPH as the culprit, make an appointment with your veterinarian to determine what is best for your equine athlete.
One product that @energyequine carries specifically for bleeders is Race today, by Vetline. @vetline_racetoday💕 Race Today is a nutritional formula for athletic horses in training and was specifically designed for bleeders. Race Today does not test. The thought process behind Race Today is that if the capillary walls or the supporting tissues of the horse can be made stronger by nutritional supplements, then the severity or incidence of EIPH can be reduced or eliminated.
To ensure that your equine athlete can #StartStrongFinishStronger book an appointment to visit with your Energy Equine veterinarian today. www.energyequine.ca
Team ropers are now setting their sights at seasoning their young horses at futurities across Canada. WHR speaks with Jesse Thomson of 7P Ranch in the upcoming edition about the opportunities for rope horse trainers in Canada and why the homegrown gelding, Woodnt It Be Sweet, pictured here heading, has been such a standout member of the Thomson family. 🐎 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an issue! ⚡️[📸: Pam McIntyre]
Cody is an 8 year old grade sorrel gelding. He stands at 14.3 hands. He was trained as a cutter and is currently an outstanding sorting horse. Cody has a great handle and is always willing to please. He is a gentle and forgiving gelding with a lot of patience. Stays level headed and does not get hot. Will go to the herd or hold the gate. He knows his job and loves it. He is athletic and can really move, but will also ride slow and take care of a rider that is not advanced.
We have used him as a turn back horse and he excels there also. He is a great candidate for SHOT classes and would make an outstanding heel horse. This gelding has such a willing mind and is very easy to get along with. He also has a kind personality on the ground. Easy to shoe (our farrier loves him!), easy keeper, gets along with others, no quirks or bad habits, ties great, and hauls well.
If you are looking for one that is safe and ready to roll that you can pull up on the weekends and go sort on or one that has the ability to branch out and be versatile this is your guy. $5,000
Call or text Joel at 936-222-7072
Located in Grapeland Tx
Can help arrange shipping #cuttinghorse#sortinghorse#SHOT#cowhorse#heelhorseprospect#forsale#doublebranch