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Chasing Cows and ect. Pictures------------

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:22 pm
by mustang
Too muddy to go looking for mustangs, so I went to the archives looking for something that may be of interest to one or two of you. I've probably posted most of these pictures, but most of you can't remember last week anyway.

These pictures were taken in about 2005 on the Utah/Arizona border. My relatives make a two day drive to their winter range. When I was still riding, some friends and I would go along and try to keep out of the way.


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Some of the help was pretty young, for an all day ride.
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Some of the older help was glad to "stretch out the lunch break."
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I was riding with Ivan Lyman, heading for the cabin in Horse Canyon. One of the most exciting cow chasing rides I was ever on. Rough mean country.

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Ivan and I were on the Escalante Rive gathering cows. I don't think they run cows down there anymore. I've heard the quicksand and willows make it impossible to ride the river, because the cows aren't there to keep the trails open. In seven or eight miles, I think we crossed the river eleven or twelve times, and not because we had a choice.
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We took time to explore some slot canyons. I was shocked when Keith didn't try to ride his mule in there.
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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:36 pm
by burnt
Utah was beautiful when we saw it from the highway. I can't imagine what it must be like to ride through or keep cows in that country! So thanks for the pictures.

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:01 pm
by Saddleup
I may not remember what happed last week, but I sure would have remembered those pics if I had seen them before.. Gotta love that country down there. Would love to ride it some day while I can still throw a leg over the saddle. Thanks for once again sharing some great pics with us.. :D :D

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:06 pm
by Soapweed
Great pictures. Thanks for the trip back in time.

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:16 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
I don't remember them either but it sure is wild country. :D

Thanks for reposting them. :D :D

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:28 pm
by Faster horses
I've never seen those pictures before and I would remember them because they are SPECTACULAR!!!

Please don't stop looking for more to share with us!

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:12 pm
by Traveler
"Rough, mean, country" looks really accurate. Wow! Incredible.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:47 pm
by leanin' H
Winter range down that direction is worth a lot of money. Those cattle do great and there is a lot of grass and browse. To bad the sierra club and other eco terrorists are doing their damndest to outlaw anything to do with bovines. Thanks for some beautiful shots of gorgeous country a guy has to be a horseback to see to believe. :D