Tio and Lucy Cutting Yearling Calves

Cutting Yearling Calves

Lucy was a “triple” threat horse, you could put someone like me on her and she worked cattle and kept up with the work with no interference from the passenger. I learned so much from her, without getting bucked off. She could cut cattle with the “cow sense” from her dam, a mare sent to Tio to breed to Mr. San Peppy from a string of Chon Silva’s horses.

I was holding herd, Nikon behind the saddle horn, when I captured Lucy with Tio, “full out” in pursuit of a dry cow in a big herd on the “sand sheet.” You can see the powerful confirmation she inherited from Mr. San Peppy and the “no nonsense” look of a fine cow horse in her eye.