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Non sz related - cowboy farming

in australia we have working cattle dogs which are used to move livestock, different whistles tell the dog to sit/stay , round up, ’ git ’ behind or which direction they should push/move the said cattle.
this is done quietly and calmly most of the time.
but the farm i am on has been leased out to some ’ cowboys ’ or dumb and dumber ’ as i call them.
moving cattle is like watching a comedy sketch.
one farmer scoots off on his quad in one direction shouting and blaspheming as he burns up the paddock.
the 4wd ute burns up the paddock in the other direction, horn beeping, waving of arms out the car window.
the cattle are dispersed like butterflys hither and tither, and yet more blaspheming,… aaahhhh… the peace and quiet of the country side.
i can still hear them in the distance horns blowing and the unremarkable aussie twang echoing through the valley…" move the .f… along you dumb mongrel beasts…"
take care

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That sounds rattling.

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I have seen Sheepdog trials and stuff… Wow, very cool. Your right, well trained dogs are amazing. They know their team and their human very well. Just a few whistles and hand movements and an entire herd is right where it should be.

Sorry you have dumb and dumber in your patch. It’s not just the noise, it must be frustrating knowing how easily it can be done correctly and then listening to this for hours.

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it is how they treat the animals that is the most distressing, you can move them slowly and they stay happy.
they are sentient beings and they are not shown the respect they deserve.
take care

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Wow I had saved up for years to have a vacation on a working cattle farm and visit distant relatives in the state of Montana that still has a lot of open land for ranching.
That family just used their voice to ’ git ’ behind. I just thought it was fascinating to push the cattle from field to field. They just naturally want to herd but gently, not like moving chess pieces.
But I can’t imaging doing it by truck or 4wd.

I was able to horseback ride when I was young but it was too expensive here in Maryland USA so I had given it up and took a few months of lessons to brush up. It was my life dream to ride the gentle hills helping to understand now important farmers and ranchers are in this world. I just grew up too close to a city. But one of the cowboys grew up in New York city. I was amazed because it is possible to follow your dreams even when you may think its impossible.

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I used to work on my mom’s cattle ranch years ago after I first stabilized on meds…hard work…the only thing I really remember is all the wisdom my step dad had with working cattle…he just told me what to do and I obeyed…worked so easily…the only time my step dad would honk the truck horn is to bring the cattle up to feed off the feed truck…and they would come running !

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Some people call me the space cowboy. Some call me the gangster of love. Some people call me Maurice.

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