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About WishIhada1466

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  • Birthday 11/16/1985

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    Bland, MO
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    Red tractors and trucks with Bowties.
  1. I've only met one famous person. Former MLB player Joe Crede. I've been out to his farm a couple of times to work on his round baler. He helped me put new belts on it on a 90 degree day. I saw him today in fact. He came in to get a tooth bar for his skid steer bucket. Nice fella.
  2. Tulsa again. My Wife's 4 year old gelding Eli. She broke him herself. He has turned out to be a really good horse. He has a ton of character. Last but not least My Wife's gelding Dusty. He is 23 years old and still in great shape. He will be the horse our daughter will learn to ride on. He is our Daughters first ride this past weekend on Dusty
  3. Bigfoot again in Arkansas. My 15 year old palomino gelding Tulsa pushing 700hd of bred cows 15 miles to calving pasture.
  4. The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. I can't live without horses now. I grew up without them but when I met my wife she got me on a horse and I really enjoyed it. We started out just trail riding and then we moved to a ranch and feedlot in Nebraska and began using the horses for roping, sorting, and moving cattle. Best job I ever had. Now we are back in Missouri and I am a mechanic for a Case IH dealer and don't ride for employment just enjoyment. We still trail ride and do some team sorting. This is my 6 year old gelding Big Foot. 16 hands, part Shire, QH, Thoroughbred. He was bred to be a bucking horse but wouldn't buck. A guy from central Nebraska trained him as a ranch horse and he is a good one.
  5. I was spreading manure on some hilly ground with 3588 and big spread all a couple years ago. It was a little slimey on top but had not been having any trouble. The last load I decided I would spread towards home which was down a decent hill. I got part way down and the manure made it behind the tandems on the spreader. That took all the weight off the hind end of the 2+2. This caused the rear end to try and pass the front. I was trying to counter steer but with an articulated tractor it only made it worse. Finally it all slid to a stop and I was able to get going again without any damage but there was a moment of pucker factor.
  6. Each parent has 2 genes for color. Since black is dominant, the black cow has to have at least one black gene, call it gene "B". The red bull, since it is showing the recessive color, must have 2 red genes, "rr". Since when they were bred, you got a red calf, then your black cow has to be carrying a red gene, "r", also. So the cow is "Br" and the bull is "rr". The baby gets a gene for color from each parent, and it apparently got "r" from mom and an "r" from dad. You can still end up with a black calf from the same pair if the calf gets the "B" gene from mom instead of the "r". "B" would cover up the "r" it gets from dad. It's all luck of the draw. There is a separate gene for color dilution, which is how sometimes people get grey or orange-ish calves.
  7. That is one nice looking Percheron. I've always been fond of a draft's looks. Maybe that's why my bay roan has a good bit of shire in him.
  8. You didn't offend me. I just wanted to point out the difference between horse people and people who own horses. I don't want to be lumped into the horse people group. BTW a four wheeler can't turn on a dime like a horse either. Like a good horse anyway.
  9. My first ride was a 1978 Chevy C20. Then between my junior and senior year I bought a 79 Chevy K20 4 speed. I still have it 12 years later. I actually drove it to work today.
  10. The wife on her then 2 1/2 year old gelding.
  11. The Wife and I fall under the "people who own horses" and definitely not the them crazy horse people. That being said I love my horses and wouldn't be without them. I was a horse hater until my wife converted me. I got my first horse then a couple years later we moved to Nebraska to a ranch/feedlot and I found out just how handy they could be. We are back in Missouri now and we don't get to do as much ranch work anymore. We still trail ride and have started team sorting and team penning in the summer. Most of the the people we see at the sorts are pretty good folks and not to nuts. There are always some that are though. They pull up in their fancy living quarters with one tons or Freightliners and here we are in our 1/2 ton and 16 foot gooseneck stock trailer and plain jane crossbred ranch horses.
  12. We have 4 horses that we ride. Like to ride each one once a week. It doesn't always happen but they are pretty well behaved even with a couple weeks off. You can also pick up all their feet anytime you want, haltered or not. Horses can be dangerous but alot of it has to do with training and being firm when required. After working on a ranch and feedyard in Nebraska I know for a fact cattle handling is easier horseback. So they can be useful.
  13. Looks like a good ride. Nice looking mules. We never made it to Fort Robinson while we were living in Nebraska. We did ride in the National Forest near Halsey and the Black Hills is SD. Definitely need to go to Fort Robinson someday.