Jill Jenkins, on Dip, bringing a calf to the neighbour’s branding fire last year. “Pete gave me Dip as a three-year-old, an engagement present back in the winter of 2001/02,” says Jill. “I started him. He has been the greatest horse. He is a pretty handy ranch horse, has packed me pregnant and then with babies, packed around both boys as wee little ones and is by far my favourite horse for dragging calves. Way more useful than the diamond ring has ever been, and that is for sure!” Photo by Pam Lee.