Monday, October 24, 2011

Good News, they all want to work!!!!


Yesterday we took all of the Tory x Ricky pups to sheep one at a time.  I took the video camera along just in case one or two decided to light up.  Previous livestock exposures yielded two pups that had strong interest while the other 5 really didn’t appear to see the stock.  Well, it all changed yesterday, here they are, 13 1/2 weeks old and showing their stuff.  The first 5 videos are of the pups who showed for the first time yesterday.



Black & White Male at 13 1/2 weeks old


Tri-Color Male at 13 1/2 weeks old



Black & White Female at 13 1/2 weeks old


Black & White Female at 13 1/2 weeks old


Black & White Female at 13 1/2 weeks old (Lil’ Weasel)

The next two videos are of pups that showed interest previously:

Black & White Female at 13 1/2 weeks, 2nd time on livestock


Tri-Color Female at 13 1/2 weeks, has been interested in stock since 10 weeks of age

I hope those viewing enjoy getting a chance to see an entire litter showing what they have all at one time in the same situation, this crew is a lot of fun, wouldn’t mind keeping the whole lot. 


There are a few people that have been waiting to see what this mating yields from a working standpoint so that they can make their picks, once picks are made we will post updates as to which pups are still available.


The Patty x Ricky litter will be the next litter that we will be videoing within the next couple of weeks, 4 males and 3 females

This is Patty:  IMG_8100

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Glimpse into the Future


The other evening we caught a glimpse of what our Tory x Ricky cross has to offer.


This little tri-color female is 10 weeks old at the time of this video

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Off to Oklahoma City


Wayne and the boys on their way to the Oklahoma State Fair Cattledog and Sheepdog Trials, wish them luck.  Ricky will also be competing in the Cattledog Futurity while he is there, the futurity is limited to dogs under the age of 30 months as of January 1st 2012. 


Here’s a video of Jake and Wayne doing some prep work this past week:

Jake bringing the cattle down to the arena

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Working with a Head Dog

Jake is a head dog, he really prefers to avoid heeling at all costs. About the only time you see him heel is when he can't access the head, he will heel in an attempt to get the cows to move over so that he can catch their eye....head head head..

We took Jake down to the Circle C Rodeo Arena in Alden to see how he got along on some rodeo stock, good practice for the upcoming Oklahoma State Fair. He was able to get the steers and one cow moved around and put where Wayne wanted them, sure would have been nice though if he would heeled once or twice, but that's ok, he got it done.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Leaning Tree Sally

Here is a little video of one of our Kess x Ricky pups, we call her Sally, she has only been out on sheep a few times and the calves once. We look forward to seeing what she looks like in a few more weeks compared to when this video was taken.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tory x Ricky Puppies - 3 1/2 weeks old

Tory x Ricky pups arrived on July 20th, 2011

2 Males and 5 Females

Tory is a daughter of Tom Forrester's Pete and McCall's Jessie

Ricky is a son of our Jake and Vicki

Tory was handled by Bob Johnson of Tingley, Iowa in the Nursery Division of the 2011 National Cattledog Finals where she placed 9th

B/W Females

Tri-Color Female

B/W Females

Tri-Color Male

Tri-Color Male

Tri-Color Male

Tri-Color Male

B/W Females

B/W Male

B/W Female

Tri-Color Female

B/W Female & B/W Male

B/W Female

B/W Female

Tri-Color Male

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Leaning Tree Nap (Dixie x Ricky) - 6 months old

Nap is one of our 6 month old pups by Ricky out of Dixie. He is just getting started in training, today's session began by capturing two hogs on the loose. This was Nap's first expirence outside the training pen. He is available to a working home, sport or pet home, we will continue his training until sold. Nap should be an all purpose stock dog, he has worked anything that we have put in front of him including the calves.

Heading in the right direction

Making progress


Wayne let Nap do this job on his own other then to get his attention initially onto the pigs.

After the pigs were back in their pen Wayne took Nap to a 16' x 16' holding pen with some lambs and ewes, this is the first time that Nap has working in this small of space


Left some more (could use a little reshaping)

Right....(needs a little reshaping too)

Stop and walk up... (pretty good)

Pretty basic stuff, Nap makes it look easy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Leaning Tree Joey (Kess x Ricky) - 16 weeks

Joey is from our second Ricky litter, he is for sale if anyone is interested in this little firecracker

All you have to do is let him wind up......and let him go...

He doesn't require much work

He flanks to the right

He walks straight up

He stops

and he flanks to the left

All he needs is for someone to teach him the commands and hold him to them...
when he gets a bit older

BTW, he shows the same enthusiasm on calves and pigs

Cute little bugger, ain't he?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Truck & Trailer For Sale

1987 Mack CS300 - 162,088 original miles

engine- 538 cu. in, 215 hp at 2300 rmp

(largest engine available for that model of truck)

Transmission - Allison MT643 4 speed automatic with low gear lock, also ability to downshift for engine breaking (no Jakebrake)

Rear end - eaton 4.62 ratio

tires - 11 r22.5 front tires have 10,000 miles

Rear tires are over 50%

1988 Tracer - Slant load

9 H capable with side and rear ramps- Midtack divider removable and can be set from 4 horse up to 9 horse

Tri-axle - 10,000 lb axles with oil bath hubs

Air over Hydraulic Brakes

8.25/15 tires (lowboy tube tires)

10 foot living quarter - cold water sink, AC, cabinets

cowboy shower with toilet in mid-tack utilizing portable black water tank