Today I learnt how to ride a quad bike. After going for a ride on a quad in Julia Creek it was only a matter of time before I wanted to give it a go myself. Today I had that chance - and boy did I love it. We toured the property with me riding pillion. Basic horse riding skills came to the fore as did motor bike pillion skills. No head butting, grip with legs to hang on, lean in for up hill and back for down hill. All good and lots of smiles. Sam came and went as he pleased, then I took over the controls as work needed to be done with Frank driving the tractor. We retrieved a bale of hay and delivered it to the cattle setting up a feeding station by the dam. Very picturesque and beautiful. Needless to say, I stayed safely on the quad bike while Boris the bull and his girls had a feed.
No more slogging it uphill in gumboots for me - quad bikes are definitely the way to go....and yes, I had the safety talk, so realize they are now accountable for more farm accidents than just about anything else.
Still smiling though, especially when Sam pillions with me.