We were out moving some heifers last week … trying to give them access to the little feed we have left. I had 60-odd of them grouped under a tree a few metres away from the gate I wanted them to go through.
I moved around as usual on the bike, beeping the horn, trying to encourage them to move off. They just kept looking at me and milling around.
Chris came up a few minutes later on the bike. They responded immediately and took off through the gate … before he had even come right up on them!
What is that? Man-power or some sort of special Cow-power? I don’t know, but I wish I had it.
It actually fascinates me. Is it his expectation that they will move when he arrives? Is it his belief in himself as a competent musterer? How does all that work?
I don’t know, but I wish someone would tell me how I could get it … well I have a bit, but I want more.