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Out Our Way: Riding Drag - 2 Corinthians 8:12


Last updated 7/2/2021 at 7:33am

Out our way, trail drives are rare these days but come the fall and spring, there comes the time to gather and then push the herd from one pasture to the next. Compared to the old days, such "trail drives" are pretty easy and unremarkable, but some things never change. Riding drag is still the low end of the herding experience.

Traditionally, the folk tapped to ride drag were the least skilled and unimportant of the wranglers. To ride flank or swing required a higher skill level and to be point was the most important place reserved for the top hands. Riding drag was just to push from behin...

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