Sunday, December 29, 2013

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT OUR TEAMS

 Prince and Pearl feeding elk in the Gros Ventre
 Prince and Pearl feeding elk in the Gros Ventre

 Left: Wyoming Game and Fish team we used to feed elk in the Gros Ventre.

Right: Our horses Prince, Pearl and Babe in the Gros Ventre.
 Feeding with Manny and Moose near Grouse Creek.
 Manny and Moose waiting for the sleigh to get loaded.
 Feeding with Manny and Moose.
 Jimmy and Polly (Clydesdales)
 Horses from left to right: Manny (Suffolk Punch/Shire), Jimmy (Clydesdale), Polly (Clydesdale) and Moose (Percheron/Tb)
 Grey team of Percherons-Prince and Pearl, bay team of Clydesdales-Dolly and Polly, both teams on a buck rake.
 Prince and Pearl on a mowing machine.
 Dolly and Polly on a dump rake.
 Babe (Belgian), Prince and Pearl (Percherons) pulling a drill to plant alfalfa.
 Babe, Prince, Pearl, and Big Red (QH) pulling a drill.
 Dolly and Polly in the Big Hitch Parade Sun Valley, Idaho
 Pat and Mike (Percherons) pulling a mowing machine.
 Dolly and Polly pulling a manure spreader.
Feeding with Pat and Mike.
Feeding with the roan team in the Gros Ventre.

Our teams are as important to us as our saddle horses. Without them our daily chores and work might not have been so enjoyable and might have not got done at all. Some of the teams we still have others have crossed that bridge but we still remember them all and appreciate how hard they work for us.

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14 comments:

  1. Enjoyed seeing this part of ranching life that I have never experienced. Subscribed to your blog.

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  2. Nice teams and nice country! Happy New Year from Wisconsin.

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  3. Great photos! How does one subscribe to the blog? It's nice to see some old skills kept alive.

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    1. Thank you so much! In the right hand column of the blog there is a space where you can type in your email address and then you will be notified by email every time there is a new blog post. Happy New Year!!

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  4. Indeed, what would we do without our teams! This is awesome, hope to get to the blog too, thanks for sharing! Do you guys log any out there with your horses?

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    1. Thanks for stopping in! We haven't had the opportunity to log with our teams yet. We'd love to be able to go learn that, would come in really handy. Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

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  5. Now how cool is that! I love to hear the stories the old guy talks about when he was a kid and all the teams they had. It is so cool to see you guys still using teams. I used to drive a welsh pony team with a covered wagon. But one pony passed and the other is just a tad too old.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

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  6. Wow! Shows what the amazing internet can do. Am sitting logged into Facebook, when this page was shared with me. I'm sitting in my house in the U.K, thinking that my Ardennes Mare (who i ride when i get the chance) knows little about working for her dinner compared to you devoted team of horses! My husbands first comment when he saw the page?? "That place is beautiful, how do we visit?"! Have an awesome and lucky 2014, all the best from my little corner of the UK : )

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    1. That is so neat!! The internet sure is making the world smaller isn't it? :) Thank you so much for stopping in and we hope you and yours are having a great start to a 2014 year!!

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  7. Just got my February Western Horseman in the mail, and I was surprised to see an article on you guys and a shot with one of your teams. It was really nicely done. Congrats on that!

    And thanks for letting me follow you on Instagram (amateurvaquero); I love your photos.

    Brian

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