Giving a great big wave of gloved hand to the Loring boys

Giving a great big wave of gloved hand to the Loring boys

Early morning winter cattle drive stirs a rider

Imagine you’re in your home, the kids are playing in the living room and you notice your horses acting all wild.

Imagine you’re in your home, the kids are playing in the living room and you notice your horses acting all wild and running around with their tails in the air and heads high as they snort around the pen.

Shelly Howarth Loring experienced this Sunday morning, Feb. 10, upon looking out her window towards the highway.

She alerted her boys to look outside, as she quickly set up her camera to take pictures of the riders and cows. The cows made loud clickity clacking noises on Highway 20 as they made their way along. Some just lined out straight down the road, while others stopped to bawl loudly in protest of the move.

The horses made clop clop sounds on the pavement as the riders  yelled “Haw!  Hey Cow!” They cued their dogs to cut off a cow trying to turn back.

A cattle drive — enough to make a rider envious watching the action and listening to the familiar sounds.

The riders were hollering at the cows and the dogs, which were growling and snapping at the cows, which made the cows bawl as they got moving faster while others just quietly mooed their way along.

Little did they know at the end of their journey they would be quietly munching on hay and would forget about their unplanned morning walk!

This is enough to catch anyone’s eyes — more than 100 head of cows ambling by your house, taking up the whole highway, bellowing or softly mooing as they clippity clack along with steam rolling off their backs, while  catching the rays of the early morning sun, making a breathtaking picture!

This was a early morning cattle drive on Feb. 10.

 

 

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