Uprooted Magnolia

Saltin’ the Cows

Posted in Horses, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on April 26, 2012

Patrick is working with Crazy Alice these days. She’s a two year old filly here on the ranch.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

He loaded a pack saddle with two hundred pounds of salt and led her out to the cattle. Cows need iodine in their diet just like we do.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

We walked her through the cattle, tagged calves, and made small commotions to get her used to the real world.

© Leah Yetter Photographer

Putting weight on her and walking her through the cows is a way to get her warmed up to an eventual ride. Stay tuned for that. I’ll be standing on the outside of the pen to tell Patrick what happened when he gets bucked off!

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  1. nonoymanga said, on April 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    It has all the nice elements. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga


  2. The Background Story said, on April 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    It’s like Marlboro country. beautiful!


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Ha! Thanks for the compliment!
      I had a poster a long time ago from Marlboro and it was a panorama of the west in different seasons with mountains and deserts and the Marlboro Man by a campfire. The caption said “Live Large”. I think about that image everyday when I shoot out here.


  3. grammysherrylooksatlife said, on April 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Hey There! I love your blog and LOVE your pix! You’re living my dream! Hope all is well!
    A fellow blogger in Phoenix Az., AKA Hinges of Hell 🙂


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Hey thanks! So glad you are enjoying my shots! It’s not all peaches and cream out here but for the most part, it is paradise. Thanks for getting in touch. 🙂


  4. scrapydo said, on April 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Very interesting how animals react in certain ways to what people want them to do!


  5. croesoacolorado said, on April 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nice! My former boss has an old bay mare by the same name. She’s close to thirty and quite thin now. Glad to see there is a young one to take her place. 🙂


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Awe! As long as she stops running herself into the fence every time he tries to catch her, she’ll stick around. Ugh. But she’s young and a little stubborn. I can’t wait to see how she turns out.


  6. melissakoski said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:24 am

    That last imagine in beautiful! I’ll be eagerly waiting to hear about the first (attempted?) ride on Crazy Alice.


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Melissa! Yes, it will be interesting. She is a little stubborn at times but I’ll be sure to have pictures of the first ride.


  7. idiosyncratic eye said, on April 27, 2012 at 4:41 am

    And have the photography to prove it! 🙂


  8. FeyGirl said, on April 27, 2012 at 6:01 am

    gorgeous photos!! love seeing you gently train ‘crazy alice’…. sweetheart. 🙂


  9. glamrock4ever said, on April 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I just cannot get over how outstanding your photos are…I may want to buy one of those books once I am back to working full-time again! 😛


  10. uni356 said, on April 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Perfect! Where in WY?
    Son is a Ski Bum/Painter in JH
    I used to truck out that way as a young female trucker oh the memories this are holds for me and now even more special.
    Love Ga and anywhere it is warm ALL THE TIME lol


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      We are in the foothills of Laramie Peak, in Southeast WY. Completely opposite from JH I believe.
      I overheated in GA.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  11. Pat Bean said, on April 27, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Love the photos, and your take on your life. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Sheila T Illustrated said, on April 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    The Background Story hit the old rustic nail on the head, Leah.


  13. prarieflower said, on April 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Boy, do I know what you mean about bucked off. Been there a few times. I now have a yearling filly and her mom. She seems really fond of me as I can’t even go out of the house without her whinning at me. Of course, I like that. Hope all goes as well when she is old enough to ride. Working towards that now of course.

    Great story! Thanks


    • leahyetter said, on April 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks! We’re looking forward to getting her started. She’s really sweet but a little stubborn. We shall see!!!


  14. HeatherS said, on May 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos – thanks for sharing!


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