Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easing Down the Road


When you see a cattle or horse drive approaching on the highway, the best thing to do is stop in your lane and wait for the animals to pass. The animals will move around a stopped vehicle, but if the vehicle is moving, they may bump into it and cause damage, so save yourself some frustration, but just stopping and admiring the animals that pass.


If you are behind this kind of drive, you can inch along with the animals or attempt to clear the animals from your path by "pushing" them aside. This technique will not earn you much cooperation with the hands working the drive and could result in damage to your vehicle if an animal is spooked. Sometimes, the riders at the rear of the herd may assist by moving the animals to one side of the road when the terrain allows, but don't count on their assistance if you have already spooked the herd by honking, etc.

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE THE PICTURES NANCY, THANKS FOR POSTING.

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  2. This tickled me...it all seemed so normal to you in Wyoming but I can't imagine meeting a herd on the highway:) I will remember your advice though in case it ever happens to me.

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  3. Awesome! I wouldn't mind just sitting and watching...of course one would never see a sight like that around here. Occasionally we have ducks, wild turkeys crossing our path or a single stray deer, but that's about it!

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  4. We once had to stop for a herd of sheep in Wyoming. We weren't in a hurry, so we parked the car, got out and enjoyed the experience.

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  5. Great pictures. In Germany they would drive the cows through town every morning and drive them home every evening. It was fun to just watch.

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  6. yup, wait for them to ooze around you. Oh, there may be a few snoozles on your vehicle. Some may stop to peer in the window at you. And passing, well--most times its best to wait.

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  7. Great photos..that is quite a herd of horses! :)

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