Glenn eats lunch above the Salmon River while watching the cattle (left, not in photo). Roxy, his extra horse, stays with Glenn and Ginger, trailing along behind.
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Alderspring Photo of the Day
Cowgirl Melanie catches her horse, Sunny (yes, the brown mare is named Sunny), in the corrals on a beautiful late fall day.
Even at high elevations on the Alderspring range, beaver can be found building their dams in flowing mountain creeks.
Taken during the summer, the range crew readies their mounts and supplies for several days in cow camp herding the beeves.
April, one of the Alderspring ranch horses, has quite the personality. If a person is trying to eat their lunch on the range and April is within 100 yards of them, she will come over to investigate and refuse to leave until she gets to try whatever they’re having.
Cowgirl Melanie works a colt in the round pen, teaching it the fundamentals of responding to her cues and giving to pressure for a release. On Alderspring, we don’t consider ourselves horsemen, but we try to improve our approach to our horses every chance we get. If we can give them a good deal while […]
Alderspring beeves graze fall stock pile. Even after the grass stops growing, it remain a nutritious source of feed for our cattle.
Three riders move through the clouds on a rainy day high in the Idaho mountains on Alderspring range.
Beyond good legs and feet, one of the primary qualities we look for in a ranch horse prospect is a kind, soft eye. We’ve found one can tell a lot about a horse based on that.
Cowgirl Abby sits in the shadows, barely tinged with the light attempting to penetrate the thick stand of coniferous trees.
When you spend hours sitting in it and depend on it to complete your job, a saddle becomes a pretty crucial piece of equipment.
Occasionally we’ll make time for a short vacation from the day-to-day work on the ranch. The ranchhands keep everything going while we’re away. Here, Glenn takes in the beauty of the scenery in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho on a weekend family camping trip.
Cowboy Scott (who has since ended his career at Alderspring and started his own leatherworking business) saddles his ranch horse Banjo in the barn.
The spring enclosure jack fence and transitioning colors beneath May Mountain make for a pretty picture on a beautiful fall day in the valley.
Glenn pushes the herd up the hill on Ginger, in spite of clouds of dust rising from many cloven hooves. After a dry spell, Challis volcanic soil can be very dusty.