been observing and working with cattle and horses since being a young
boy in northern, Callifornia. Since graduating high school in 1972 I've
spent adult life working cattle ranches, feedlots and training horses.
Working cattle in eight western states ranging from the western
foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to the Great Basin of Nevada,
to the Sandhills of Nebraska, and from the Montana/Canadian border, and
south to the high desert of West Texas, I have worked cattle in nearly
any conditions imaginable (other than swamps.) I have ridden health in
feedlots ranging from a couple of thousand head up to
During this time I have observed the reactions of cattle being handled
in various ways, as well as reactions between cattle. This has alowed
me to discover ways to handle over a thousand head of cattle alone. As
it turns out, using these methods, and making a rapid succesion of
moves, cattle will begin grazing in a group as sheep do. This allows
anyone following rapid rotational grazing to do so without the need of
interior fences. To learn more, visit my cattle handling pages.
One thing I've noticed over the decades, is the better hands seem to
have a great sense of humor. When a wreck happens, rather than getting
mad and taking it out on the cattle, they tend to make light of the
situation and jsut put things back together. They also have a lot of
great stories, and I'm no different. The difference is that I have put
them down in two books. Western
reviewed my first book, Cowboy Romance (of horsesweat &
and stated that I mastered the genre. Livestock
columnist and humorist Lee Pitts
wrote the foreword
to my second book A Million to One
Odds (times five)
and claimed this one was even better!
Being that much of my time has been spent in remote camps, I've had to
do a lot of cooking. One friend kept insisting that I needed to write a
cookbook. To make sure I did, she started bringing several girlfriends
out to the ranch on Friday nights to ride with me. They would also
bring a lot of groceries and made me write down the recipes as I cooked
them. I have used these recipes over the years, testing them on
different cowboys, so they are truly ranch developed, cowboy approved
recipes. If yo like to cook, or if you want whoever cooks for you to
come up with some new dishes, you will defineately want to check out The Gourmet Cowboy.
As to the name 2lazy4U Livestock
& Literary Company
, the brand came to me when sorting cattle
on a fresh horse. He was staying with the cows, while he was bucking
and striking at them. If he was in mid jump when a cow turned, he would
simply twist in mid air and catch up to the cow.
After several cows, the man I was working with told me "Bob, that horse
just doesn't have any energy."
I replied "I know, he's be too lazy for you to ride," and instantly
thought of the 2lazy4U brand. As far as the "livestock & literary"
part of the name, I'm either working horses and cattle, or working with
my writing. being that I always seem to be working more than I should
(kind of like that fresh horse) 2lazy4U Livestock & Literary
Company is the perfect company name for me!
Enjoy the site, and if you have any cattle or horse related problems,
feel free to email me