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I have 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 ninetyeight-thousand head.

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 Horseman Magazine reviewed my first book, Cowboy Romance (of horsesweat & hornflies) 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.

 
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