far away from the civilization!
17.01.2011 - 21.01.2011 28 °C
The place in Leconfield, the day is monday the 17th of january and the weather is like always, sunny and warm! It's finally time for the thing I've been waiting for the last couple of weeks or should I rather say the last couple of months!, It's time for The Leconfield jackaroo & jillaroo 5 days cowboy school
The day before the day!
I left Syd. on Sunday and had a 6 1/2 hour bus-trip to a small inland city northwest from Syd. called Tamworth (Tamworth is also known as the country music capital and host the country music festival in january every year). The bus arrived there at 01:30 AM and we had a little walk to the hostel! (A friend of mine are working at the hostel there, Mariann, so I got to meet her again for the first time since october!
The day is here!
We was picked up outside the hostel at 9 AM and where ready to start the journey out to the real outback, but wait, first we had a couple of pit-stop: we went to a second hand store to by some cowboy-cloths and then of to the liquor store to buy some wine and beer for the evenings!
Now we where all set to go and the bumpy ride could begin.
After approximately 1 1/2 hour drive, most of it on a small, dirty road. We finally made it to our destination!
Let the fun begin!
We got one horse each! Based on our experience. My horse was named Blue Eye, since one of his eyes was really blue!
We learned a lot during the school!
- Natural Horsemanship and how to saddle and ride the horses. Also learning to shoe them and swimming with them
- Mustering sheep and cattle from the horseback
- Shearing sheep
- Calf wrestling
- Marking and castrating of calfs
- Using working dogs
- Whip-cracking and lassoing
A normal day at Leconfield
- catch and saddle the horses
- Natural Horsemanship
- Riding on the horse
- Games and sleep
BTW: We where 13 people in the group at the farm!
The Netherlands: Anne-marie and Tomas
The Aussie: Eden
The American: Katrhyn
The Swedish girls: Frida and Veronica
The Danish: Lotte
And the Norwegian group: Annekari, Silje, Linda, Per, Øyvind and me.
Annekari cracking the Whip
Per with the lasso
Tim (the leader) and his horse
One of many dogs on the farm
Me and my new friend
Me and my horse, Blue Eye
Me and Blue Eye went for a swim
Me riding Blue Eye
Shearing a sheep
Learning about Natural Horsemanship
Tomas trying to catch a calf
Just catched a big calf to mark and castrate him!
I cacthed Øyvind with the lasso :p
Here's our beds
The Norwegian group
And last but not least, I've made a video from the week