Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday Snapshots: Australian Stockmen

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.

Last year we were driving between Bingara and Narrabri, in NSW, Australia when I saw some stockmen droving some cattle down the road. I was lucky that I was not driving at the time and had my camera ready so I could get these shots. It is not uncommon for farmers to use the area beside the road to move their livestock from place to place and the grassy area beside the road is wider to allow this. I only got a few shots as we drove by but they turned out pretty good.
The cow at the back is not behaving so the cattle dogs are getting it back in place.
The cow is back in line with its mates now.
The dogs are keeping a close eye on the cow to make sure it doesn't try to take off again.

It is amazing how the dogs can work together to keep a herd of cattle or sheep together. Have you ever seen cattle dogs at work?


  1. How neat that must have been to see! And I love the mountains in the background!

  2. I had a Pomeranian who thought she was a herding dog. She'd try to herd my horses if she thought they were getting out of line.
    Great pictures!

  3. It was immediately obvious from the first photo that was Australia, before I read your words. Perhaps I'm a little bit homesick after 3 weeks away? Thanks for capturing a lovely moment.

  4. Like you're in a movie. What interesting shots.

  5. Wonderful shots! The only time I've seen cattle or other livestock in the road was in Montana...I was a kid at the time and we were on a road trip.

    Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Such beautiful photos, especially with the mountains in the background. I love to see cattle dogs at work. When we first moved into our current house, a border collie lived next door. Even though she'd had no training, she'd try to herd our two dogs in our front yard! It was amazing and funny to watch.
    Here are my Saturday Snapshots.

  7. Great shots of a lovely moment, and it looks so beautiful with the green tres and grass, and the mountains. My Snapshot is at

  8. What wonderful photos. I love the big open countryside in the background, and great to see the horses and dogs at work.

  9. Great shots. It is amazing how they manage to keep all the cattle together. They do an amazing job.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!


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