Horse Clinic in Dewey, Arizona - Day 1
The Padres Mesa Cowboys traveled to Dewey, Arizona to put on a horse clinic and look at bulls to purchase for the Padres Mesa Ranch. The cowboy took their personal vehicles, trailers and horses on their own dime.
Some folks brought their horses, while others came to watch and learn. The cowboys offered hoof trimming, freeze branding, teeth floating, colt starting, and problem solving. Three unusable Arabian horses where brought to the clinic and the cowboys worked hard to manage their behavior. These animals have incredible endurance, grace and are very high spirited. After gaining these horse's trust and attention, the cowboys decided it was safe to saddle and ride them.
Later that day the cowboys traveled to Ash Creek Ranch to look at cattle. Ash Creek Ranch is in rock country so its preferred that horses working on the ranch are shod (have horse shoes). When the cowboys found the cattle they noticed a calf having a great deal of trouble breathing so they roped it and took it too the Ash Creek cattle pens. Unfortunately the calf had a hard growth in its windpipe and died while they tried to save it.