Vet Students!  I Found the Perfect Ranch Externship!  (Part 3, by Becka Brady)

Vet Students!  I Found the Perfect Ranch Externship!

My gift today was cutting cows – I just want to do it all the time – plain and simple!   I didn’t want to stop, I just love it!  I felt like I’m starting to stay on top of Bella, anticipate, work together as a team on my first trail ride of the season in a new environment – the North Ridge Trail.  MaeCile’s my gift!  If it weren’t for her, I probably would have fallen on my butt by now.  Back at the ranch, I was really, really happy to see the newborn calf running around, coming up to me, I love seeing new life and how happy they can be, they have no idea of the real world, of our lives and how rough it can be, they are so happy and innocent.

March 14.  The trail ride yesterday was long and steep and definitely outside what I expected to be in my comfort zone on my third day on the ranch.  The Pack Rat Trail, so named because a packrat used to live in a tree along the trail and would stick it’s head out when riders went by.   The challenge of trusting my horse on a challenging trail formed more of a bond between me and Bella.  

Sitting on Redbull was crazy!  My other gift today was watching the colts play, run, rear with each other, and kick up!

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