Mike has a new horse. Winchester, or Chester or sometimes Chet.
|Glassing for cattle|
Chester is a tall horse and a rock or an uphill side is handy to get on from. Shorter horses are nicer that way, but so far we have found Chester to be mostly kind, active, and he stays on his feet. All good attributes in a coworker.
We had a good ride to gather cows off the bar upriver. Chester hesitated at the river crossings, but Mestizo, the old hand, marched across and Chester followed gladly.
Coming home in the near dark, I felt the comfort of a well-fitting saddle and my horse, knowing his way home, but not hurrying too much.
From Sara at Magpie Ranch, home of Bunchgrass Beef