Tag: horses

Installing a Vern’s Gate – Project List

Installing a Vern’s Gate – Project List

Hi I’m Mike, and I am pleased to announce the return of the project list. Today we bring it back for our spring round of to-dos with a special two parter as we tackle a problem that started last year, we put a band-aide on it then but today we are going to hang a …

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Friday 122019: Mounting Block Work Full

Friday 122019: Mounting Block Work Full

First attempt at the mounting block. We’re using Shawna Karrasch/On Target Training’s new riding target! CandR for approaching and touching target. CandR for maintaining position. CandR for maintaining position when I stepped up to the top step. Fidgeting with zippers so didn’t CandR soon enough for maintaining position. Offered target to achieve positioning again. CandR …

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Gates and Good News

Gates and Good News

Hi I’m Mike. Over the last few days we have been completely reworking the way we sell cattle here on the ranch and that has added quite a bit to the project list, but before we can begin our new weaning program, we need cows and calves here. In the corrals, so that’s today project …

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Preg Checking and Problem Solving

Preg Checking and Problem Solving

Hi I’m Mike. Change is the name of the game on the ranch and that mantra holds true as we get to preg checking the cows, seeing and whos pregnant and whos not. Also we get to put on our thinking caps and solve some problems on the fly, all with a little help from …

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Inside The Arrowquip Chute – Calf Testing

Inside The Arrowquip Chute – Calf Testing

Hi I’m Mike, anytime we try something new on the ranch there is always a learning curve and I’m sure today will be no different as we get a chance today to put the arrowquip chute, alley and tub system through its paces, but not exactly in the way we hoped, maybe in a smaller …

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The Edible Prairie Project

The Edible Prairie Project

Hi I’m Erin. Almost a year ago began the decision to change how I sell and interact with our local food system. New ideas were born from many late nights, discussions, dreams and plans. Two new adventures came into our lives with the creation of the Farm Store and a brand-new non-profit called Edible Prairie …

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