Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halter breaking.



On Tuesday, we sent a steer and heifer (pictured above, pre-weaning) to our nephew Jace in Nebraska.  There was a truck hauling cattle bought in the BoBo sale headed that direction, so they got to hitch a ride.
 
Uncle Clint and Jace had it all figured out, and from the sounds of it - Jace is pretty excited to get his first Charolais cattle.

The semi hauling the cattle broke down in Cheyenne, so Clint's dad & Mel headed there to pick them up (instead of their desination in Ogallala) and today we got the following pictures & texts of them in their new home, and learning the life of a show heifer & show steer.

That's just a nicer way to say that they started to get halter-broke today.

Lol.

The first day is always the toughest.  ;)

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Text & pictures from Jace:


Dear Sexson's,

Nebraska is not what I expected.  The man in the red coat is making me angry!  When is the next truck?

Sincerely,
Yet to be named steer






Dear Sexson's

Enjoying the view!  Sending a selfie.

Sincerely,
The heifer


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So it sounds like the heifer is adjusting well to her new life in "The Good Life" state, and well the steer....hopefully he'll come to the conclusion that living the life of a grain fed, well loved on by a 12 year cowman, show steer is pretty great and not worth the struggle at the halter.

We can all hope....  :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the texts from your nephew! Hope the halter breaking is going well for him and that the, "To Be Named" steer has settled in to his new life. :)
    Laurie - Country Link

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