Live Highlands Ranch : Old West Cattle Branding
Event: Old West Cattle Branding
Location: Meet at the Law Enforcement Training Facility - 3.5 miles south on Santa Fe from Highlands Ranch Parkway, turn left on Ron King Trail (dirt road) and follow the HRCA parking signs
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come and experience the "Ranch" in Highlands Ranch. Join the annual cattle branding and see how real cowboys brand,vaccinate and prepare the calves for the summer ranging in the Backcountry Wilderness Area. Enjoy a catered lunch, beverages and fun family activities including archery, roping, horse drawn hayrides, three legged race, cow pie toss, cow pie bingo, horse shoes and more!
Meet the new horse draft team:
Meet our newest Backcountry staff members, Ben (8 years) and Buster (7 years)! Ben and Buster are our new draft horse team. We will use them to pull our hay wagon and sleigh for a variety of outdoor activities. The Backcountry Staff, including Ben and Buster, look forward to creating many memorable times for Highlands Ranch families in the years to come.
What kind of horses are they?
Ben and Buster are a heavy, work, or draft horse breed called Percherons. Percherons can weigh as much as 2,600 pounds. Percheron is a versatile and adaptable horse. Percherons still serve as logging horses, but are also valued as driving and riding horses.
Are they brothers?
Ben and Buster are full brothers, being a year apart in age. Ben is 8 years old, Buster is 7.