We made it. And we didn't have to stop on the way out to shoot that stupid bull.....although it was close.
4 hours with a truck, trailer, a nervous bull who COULD NOT stop pacing, and 2 kids. The bull wouldn't stand still - so the truck and trailer swayed side to side and back and forth - for 190 miles at 65 mph. I wanted to tear out my hair the rocking was so bad. The kids were great - other than stopping every hour or so because they "HAD TO GO." But really, it wasn't bad.
A day and a half really wasn't long enough. All of Todd's family is back there. We got there about 7:30 (left our drive at 3:45), and it was go nonstop.
From riding and driving horses - I don't have pics of them driving the cart and horse:(:
I'd love to buy this horse for Jessie and Tyler, but we already have 3, one of which is just as good as this horse, if I'd work her a little bit and she went on a diet:). He's for sale, so maybe next spring he'll still be around and we can think again.
Tyler wanted this horse, but she's only 6 and isn't finished off yet in her training:
To playing in the pig barn:
To looking at the million calves they raise every year (this is a very small portion of them).
Then this morning we loaded up the new bull, put the truck in the wind and headed home. There was a steer calf back there that Todd's uncle kept telling us to load up and bring back home for Jessie to show next year at the fair. We should have. Really should have. But we were afraid the bull would be a moron (which he wasn't) and we pulled in about 2:45 (left out there around 11 or so).
Videos of the kids riding to follow.