After our video called Gettin Hay we had a ton (hay joke) of questions on how we manage the hay stack, how we get the hay down, and so we thought we would show you in this short video called Working the Stack. We learned it takes about twice as long when you video tape it. Enjoy!
A number of No Worries Club Members participated in a team sorting practice at Rancho Rio Stables in Bakersfield. We are new to the sport of team sorting and so are our horses. It was great having the support of fellow No Worries Club members out there who understood where we were at in our horse training. It was a fun day and you can get the feel for the attraction to team sorting.
We’ve made our own John & Ranae Signature Horses using the Method. Meet Dusty and Jessie. Sorry, these horses aren’t for sale. We had ridden out to Ethel’s Old Corral, a popular hangout for both horses and Harleys. The place was empty when we arrived and we were thinking we would have a nice quiet lunch on the patio. Just after we got the horses tied up, a group of 40-50 bikers came roaring in. The group was just stopping for about 30 minutes and then heading out to their next venue. Over lunch Ranae and I talked about whether or not to film the motorcycles leaving. We would either have the greatest “horse blowing up” video on youtube or the most boring video ever posted. Near the end of the video you’ll see one rider ride directly to the hitching post. He saw me filming and was going to put Dusty and Jessie to the test. And no, that’s not me singing in the background.
Here in California it’s time for Gettin Hay. I went out to the field this morning, watched them pick up my bales right from the field and bring them home. It’s fascinating machinery and thought you might want to see how it is done. Once they pick up the stack of alfalfa hay they deliver to our home about 3 or 4 miles from the field