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Branding season on the Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. lasts approximately two weeks each May. The crew travels from camp to camp with the remuda and wagon.
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An azure sky, delicate Sandhill wildflowers and a new Hereford calf are signs of spring.
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The autumn colors provide a beautiful backdrop for fall work, which begins in mid-September.
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Using foundation bloodlines, Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. has created its own brand of horses and has become the world’s leader breeder of Quarter Horses.
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Strong grass and ample water make the Sandhills the perfect setting to raise horses.
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Wagon boss Craig Haythorn leads the way during branding just as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather did before him.
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Craig and his hands drive teams of workhorses down a hill in the pasture. Workhorses are still the most efficient way to get some ranch chores done.
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In addition to being a photographer and artist, Lisa is a talented graphic designer. This page from her new coffee-table book Haythorn Land & Cattle Co.: A Horseman’s Heritage, show how she can combine her artistic eye and photos into a pleasing page design.
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This page from the book shows five longtime Haythorn employees. Shown clockwise from top left: Jessie Hefner, Larry Hengstler, John Piepho, Denley Norman and Mark Goodman.
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This photo collage shows a mare and stallion greeting in a pasture illuminated by a warm Sandhills sunset.
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Lisa was recently commissioned to do this graphite drawing of a talented horsewoman who suddenly passed away.
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Lisa’s oil painting Daddy’s Lil Hand speaks volumes about the importance of family. The hands in the painting are those of her husband and eldest daughter Kate.
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Mornin’ Traffic is an oil painting Lisa created of an early morning rope corral gather.