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#Selfie - Shoeing Nappa by LilSunnyGirl
#Selfie - Shoeing Nappa
It is my job to shoe my station horses and although im still learing and not very good at it, it is a useful skill to have. Nappa is very naughty when I am shoeing her as she is tied up with bailtwine so she doesn't pull back and break the rail but she weaves her head and sometimes her body to break the bailtwine and walk away!

Eventually she gives up and behaves. Eventually.


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Walking cattle with Nappa by LilSunnyGirl
Walking cattle with Nappa
Generally on the station we walk cattle using horses and sometimes with a motorbike as well. The bikes generally overheat when they go to slow and so its best to have horses when walking cattle. You don't let the cattle trot because that teaches them bad habits and they could runaway and you would lose them in the paddock and these are quite large. So we teach the cattle to walk to where we want them. Nappa is one of my favourite horses to ride when teaching cattle to walk as she is quiet enough to crack a whip off. Cattle react to the whips noise and slow down.

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Lollipop in the cattle yards by LilSunnyGirl
Lollipop in the cattle yards
Another photo of my station horse Lollipop!

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Mustering with Lollipop by LilSunnyGirl
Mustering with Lollipop
Lollipop is one of my station horses. I don't own her the company I work for does but I also have several horses to ride so Lolly doesn't get tired. I have Hope, Next Reaction, Nappa, Miami and Lollipop to ride for the year. My job to them is to keep them shod and also to keep an eye on their condition because it is cruel to ride a horse that might have a girth rub or a bit rub.  These guys do the hard work mustering up the cattle for yard work and are very valuable to us. The average station horse doesn't get the care it should though as they have a new rider every year and some people look after them well and others don't give them the care they deserve.

I used to campdraft my horse Hope but recently I decided to try Lollipop instead as Hope is about 13 years old whereas Lollipop is around 6 years old.

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Happy Birthday!!!!! Party
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