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good team...

Postby jodywy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 am

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Re: good team...

Postby jodywy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:59 am

"Every once in a while, I’m overwhelmed by the feeling that I’ve done something REALLY STUPID." -Hank (Hank the Cow Dog ,John R. Erickson)

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Re: good team...

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:24 pm

That horse is better then most hired men would be. Good job pony.
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Re: good team...

Postby leanin' H » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:32 pm

That is a dandy horse! And the guy who made him that way is a pretty fair hand. Thanks for a great video Jody!
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Re: good team...

Postby Ltdumbear » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:15 pm

I've often found it strange (and not just a little bit frustrating) how a newborn calf never quite figures out how to get up and on thier 'feet' until AFTER I get them in the sled, harness-myself up and manage to get some 'teamwork' going, only to see the calf scrabble to it's feet and topple-overboard onto the cold, hard ground...and I typically gotta tip-toe sideways 'cowboy-ninja style' back to the sled (to avoid 'scaring' the momma-cow ALL THE WAY RIGHT BACK to where we just came from) no less than three or four times, and I gotta pick up the slimy calf and put 'em back in the sled, harness myself up again and somehow sweet-talk the cow BACK to the sled, so we can try, try TRY again...only to have one or two OTHER cows get up and insert themselves into the equation, start grannying... :sure: :sure: :sure:

Anyone else had this problem ? Have always thought about attaching a 'cargo-net' kindof thingy that would help keep the calf from climbing/falling out...but once calving hits full-force, there's never enough to time to make it happen...

This is my 2nd straight year without having to deal with it...but my phone might YET ring with a decent job offer, before calving season is over...
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Re: good team...

Postby Silver » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Ltdumbear wrote:I've often found it strange (and not just a little bit frustrating) how a newborn calf never quite figures out how to get up and on thier 'feet' until AFTER I get them in the sled...and I typically gotta tip-toe sideways 'cowboy-ninja style' back to the sled (to avoid 'scaring' the momma-cow ALL THE WAY RIGHT BACK to where we just came from) no less than three or four times, and I gotta pick up the calf and put 'em back in the sled, and coax the cow BACK to the sled, so we can try, try again.

Anyone else had this problem ? Have always thought about attaching a 'cargo-net' kindof thingy that would help keep the calf from climbing/falling out...but once calving hits full-force, there's never enough to time to make it happen...

This is my 2nd straight year without having to deal with it...but my phone might YET ring...

...hopefully...


I've had the same problem, came up with the same solution in my mind, and got just as far as you in making the solution a reality :cboy:

Instead I end up taking a cotton rope pigging string and hogtie the little devils. I've gotten fairly handy at tying the slippery little devils too :cowboy:

I also find that the longer the tow rope on the sled the better the momma will follow. Some can be kinda shy. It also allows me a bit of a head start if momma blames me for the situation.

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Re: good team...

Postby littlejoe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:21 pm

Yup, tarp straps--that stretchy bungy cord, actually---then twine, after somebody robs the bungy for something else....

grafting a calf, it helps to 'hobble' an older one and make it knda helpless and thrashing.....

That horse is outstanding--neat!

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Re: good team...

Postby Traveler » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:35 pm

Try zip tying their legs together. The cheap ones break too easily, though.

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Re: good team...

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Here is a "Improved" sled

http://www.suntagsled.com/
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Re: good team...

Postby littlejoe » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:57 pm

there's some thought and experience went into designing that

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Re: good team...

Postby gcreekrch » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:33 pm

Big Muddy rancher wrote:Here is a "Improved" sled

http://www.suntagsled.com/




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Re: good team...

Postby Ltdumbear » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:20 am

Good sled...very sensible design.
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