This is a before and after picture of his front left elbow joint, just below the shoulder. He was scheduled to have his screws and plates out in late december but on christmas morning I found him only using three legs again. He cracked the bone just below his ankle, the long pastern bone. The vet said he just has too much weight on a leg that was weakened from the 1st cast and imobility. He was 370# at 6 1/2 months.He will be in a cast for 3-6 more weeks now till it heals and then thet will take out the original plates and screws. Then we will be back to a long rehad. I will probably give him an extra year before I start using him. So I guess if I was to have just one animal totally dedicated for hunting and packing, it would be a mule. But my life was a lot easier when I had just horses!
While it's not a horse, mule or even an elk, I've always thought a buffalo looked promising for traveling the backcountry. Below is part one of this inspiring instructional video that I found while searching the internet, "Guy On A Buffalo". While I'm fairly certian having looked very closely at this video the "Guy" shown is not Guy Eastman, the "Guy" in this video really seemed to be able to travel safley on the buffalo through the wild backcountry.
Hey...........That looks like a Ted Nugent impersonator !!!!
good devil kevin! a guy at work showed me that guy on a buffalo video from you tube last year and it took most of the year to get that damn song out of my head, and now there it is a again.
Ha Ha makes me laugh every time I see that. In the movie my wife is the little papouse wrapped up. My father in law tells me stories of the buffalo tearing the trailors apart and bucking off the guy all the time. Great times!
Ruttin, are u serious or pulling our chains? thats pretty cool.