You've probably been wondering what's been going on with Ringo...
The first day he bitted him up he didn't know Ringo had never worked off a bit before - and thought he was a piece of work for about 20 minutes, but after he 'reminded' him he said he did really, really well. When I told him that he'd never worked off a bit, just held it in his mouth - he was all surprised and said he did way better then he had thought.
Then he rode him again for about a half hour a few days later and he did real good in the pens and alleys.
Then we branded. And Tom decided to drive cattle with him. Not only was this the first time Ringo was to be out of an enclosed area, it was only Tom's third time riding him off a bit. Look how he did:
After picking up dropped items
And after the initial 'out of corral' expereince...Tom chased down a stray calf at a trot through knee deep water. I think he's going to make a good horse!