We had an interesting day yesterday. Keith & Sherrie were here in the morning to watch the 'Sheep Parade' with me. There are only 2 sheep parades in the U.S. now: one here and one in Ketchum, Idaho. Jason was driving the Stagecoach (belongs to the Iron Mission) and Ryan was riding shotgun.
There were literally dozens of sheepherder 'wagons': from very old ones to very modern ones. the first sheep we saw were riding on a float.
There were handcarts, bagpipers, and old and new farm equipment. But, of course, we were waiting anxiously for the 1500 sheep.
The first arrivals ran ahead of a couple of parade entries, and they had to be stopped to let the vehicles go by.
They had several guys (with coiled whips in their hands - which they didn't have to use ) who walked along to control the sheep. I was surprised how easily they kept them together. Their sheep dog was unloaded from a pickup, but kept on a leash. Look how anxiously it is to 'get at 'em'.