Moving pairs to summer pasture through plentiful grass reminded us of the importance of rangeland management.
Sterling kicked off a great season of ranch bronc riding, winning the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Open then the Black Hills Roundup. He attributed his skill from a few naughty little horses when he was a kid. The Long Pines horses don't give him much practice anymore - by design!
Long Pines added meat goats to the ranch to help control weeds and other vegetation not favored by cattle and horses. Eventually, some of the meat will be served at our Over The Edge Grill.Read More
This was the first summer without Bettin Yer Smart. The roan filly is the last one we got out of him. We also had 4 fillies from a great local stallion, AJ Oak Rocker, and we're excited for the results of this outcross. Deb was pleased with the results so far.Read More
Katie and Sterling got hitched.
Timely moisture made for a good hay crop. After a little tutoring by Sterling, Katie became a major part of his crew.
Deb spent time contemplating where to go with the Long Pines horse program, building on the incredible cow horse champion genetics.
Winter Storm Diaz hit hard, with more than 3 days of blizzard. And so another season goes and a new arrives.