This video says it all. I love bringing the cows in to the pens…
I’m just moving them from a nearby pasture that is in a rotation of the entire ranch but there is a rich history, of course, to this lovely excericise in reading animal behavior and just enjoying time atop a good cowhorse.
Millions of longhorns were driven northward across the plains to railheads in Kansas during the period 1867-1889. This was to feed this healing nation after the Civil War over state’s rights. The Shawnee Trail, The Chisholm Trail, The Loving-Goodnight Trail, and The West Trail were the main trails leading to market. The saying goes…”just as gold made the state of California, so cattle made the state of Texas”
I shot this video hoping you could imagine yourself in the driver’s seat. The cattle are Brangus.