Country Today in Eau-Claire, Wisconsin
22 Apr 1987

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22 Apr 1987

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Eau Claire Country Today (Newspaper) - April 22, 1987, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Attention Saddle club members 25% off w Coupon Western Arcade eau Claire. Win next to old country Buffet a discount Good on retail prices Only must show proof of club membership a dude ranch for kids boys and girls agas 5 to 17 a horseback Riding a hayrides a hiking a Campous a arts and crafts a indoor heated pools and Whirlpool our summer Camp runs on a weekly basis june through August. Weekend group programs for free brochure Contact Hillcrest a ranch re 2, Manitowoc i 54220 414 682-0158 at stud Asha by Leo by aaa si90, 16.1 . He throws nothing but looks ability amp disposition. $250. Log 414-743-8783 after 7 30 . Ask for Arlyn ideas for 1987 we have Low budget Canvas goods. Glassware Caps screen printed with your club name and logo plus new arid classic trophies plaques ribbons and Beautiful engraving 111tfffffntrritrrnthm anyone info rested in information on horse pulling and pulling contests throughout me stale of Wisconsin become a member of Tho Wisconsin horse pullers association. The annual fee of just $15 of will put your name and address on the mail ing list to receive dates and places of the pulls for 1987 memberships would be appreciated by May a St you wit also receive a free bumper Slicker when joining please mail annual fee to Diane Wiersma Sec Wisconsin horse pullers Assoc. N-6687 s Center Road Beaver dam. I 53916 Burt trophies. Inc. 10885 trophy Lane amp e. 29th St. Marshfield wis. 54449 phone 715 384-5839 we specialize in horse show awards write for our new 1987 color Catalon or Stop in and see our Large factory showroom visitors always Welcome . Custom built structures Depere Wisconsin 54115 farm commercial Industrial a your Best Salesman is our last customer Quot de Pere 414/336-2588 a Home of registered belgians Appleton 414/730-8665 32 x 80 horse barn e design and build to any specifications commercial buildings addition s a barns 2-Story amp 1-Story remodelling pole buildings insulated confinement Call Randy at 715-454-6681 or write it. #1, Box 221 Hatley i 54440 Lead Gullickson trailer sales amp service inc. 10 Miles w. Of Chippewa Falls on Hwy. 29 715-874-6552wed., april 22, 1987 the country today Page 23 team did impossible feats if they loved the Man asking Pat in Mike Here is the original belgian team of Pat and Mike taken at the 1925 Winnebago county fair in Oshkosh. The picture was taken by or. Langkau smother just As the band started playing. Van Dyne memories of raw horsepower come galloping Hack to Lawrence Langkau whenever he thinks about horses. And he thinks of them plenty because he just loves horses. Retired from the fond do Lac county Highway department or. Langkau 69. Recently shared some memories about his All time favorite team a Pat and Mike no Irish joke this team. Owned by the Lutz Stone company Oshkosh. And driven by his father. Robert the team of Blue Roan belgians weighed a ton each and for sheer brute strength they were real heavyweights. Or. Lankauf a teamster father participated in Many horse pulling contests at the Winnebago county fair and out pulled them All. He still has in his Possession a Blue ribbon his father and Pat and Mike won on feb. 2, 1926, at the horse pulling contest held in Madison during horses Blue Mounds it started simply for Scott Moe. He bought a horse six years ago just because he had always wanted a horse and he wanted to do some Riding. What it has turned into is a second business for the 26-year-old horse enthusiast who lives on the Dane and Iowa county lines. Jie has expanded his interest into a competitive venture not Only for himself but for Many of his friends who come from All Over Southern Wisconsin to use his new horse facilities. Two years ago or. Moe put up a 120 by 240-foot outdoor Corral on a piece of property he owns on county Highway k Between Blue Mounds Arena and Mazomanie. He began taking up a sport called a penning a which consists of herding steers from one end of a Corral into a pen at the other end. A three member team works against the clock and in Competition with other teams. Some of his friends also expressed an interest in roping so the Corral began getting use for that event last summer. He said he expects that sport to continue to grow in Southern Wisconsin. A the competitive end of it All really started one Day when a Friend and i were Riding at Hoo beat Ridge a local Riding Academy a or. Moe said. A they asked us if we wanted to play some Polo and we said we did no to have any Polo Sticks so we took a Tennis Ball and put on the end of an old Cane fishing pole. We really enjoyed it and eventually ended up playing Polo at the Midwest horse fair in Madison. Rider to off beat Hobby Scott Moe a we then went from the Polo to the penning. Then i built the Corral and because the steers were there for the penning we started picking up ropes and trying that. So now the roping is starting to about a year ago or. Moe took a big step that should keep him Active with horses for years to come. He Bult a 60 by 210-foot indoor facility that includes a 60-by 160-foot Arena. Now the penning and roping Competition can take place All year Long. A we were really enjoying ourselves during the warm weather months but i said a this is insane. An empty Box car under the Chute. From a dead Start Pat and Mike horse farm training stable i s indoor Arena 18 Box stalls = lounge 40 acres wooded s Stream wife pleasing Home. = i stones throw from great fishing a swimming water ski Lake. _ minutes from Fox Valley area. Contact i waterland realty = 239 s. Bridge = = Manawa i 54949 = e _ 414-596-2200 Ewe be got horses and can t ride for half the year. I knew we needed some Type of an indoor facility. A we thought about leasing an empty shed some place but nothing panned out. Finally i started punching some figures out on my calculator and decided i would build my own. My wife was t so sure about it but i the building was completed in May of 1986. To help pay for the new facility or. Moe boards 13 horses for area owners. Although the indoor facilities Are available throughout the Winter the interest in Competition peaks in the summer. Last summer ropers and Penners came three times a week and or. Moe expects that to grow this year. A a we be had ropers coming Here from All Over Southern Wisconsin and even Eastern Iowa a he said. A a lot of ropers Are real As Many As 50 teams have taken part in some roping events. Penning is still an unknown to Many horse enthusiasts but it is easier to become proficient at than roping. Or. Moe said. A with the penning if you can ride a horse you can go out and do it a he said. A we even let the kids try it sometimes. You done to even have to have a special horse that s Why its popular. It seems like there Are always about 20 people on the Fence watching while we re penning and probably to of them have horses. Of those to probably five will show up and try penning works like this. Three team members ride their horses toward a group of steers and As they Cross the corrals Center line a caller shouts out a color. The team must then sort out the steers and take the three steers with the same coloured ear tags Back to the other end of the Corral and put them in the pen. They have to prevent steers marked with other colors from crossing the Center line. Picking out the three steers and getting them into a pen at the other end of the Corral is not As easy As it sounds according to or. Moe. Sometimes the steers done to cooperate and sometimes they do. A a we be gotten it Down to about 30 seconds but that Means everything has to go like he said. A sometimes you think it s going to go just right but then a steer will go busting out somewhere. It makes for Good Competition. A some Guys want to get into it in a bigger Way. Bringing in people from All Over. There s a Guy in Darlington who s trying to push it in that area but Well just have to wait and see what or. Moe has become pretty serious about horses for a Guy who did t own a horse until he was 21. A it seems like most of what i do these Days has something to do with the he said. A the funny thing is my wife does t Rule at All. But she puts up with a Jim Massey i standing at l amp r horses Bangor i Thunder bar tie 1980 Black amp White Over paint stallion excellent conformation. Dispositions Pedigree 608-486-4194 or 608-486-2381 Bettis a a uht a a Farmers a the Rode with them in a Boxcar of the Chicago. Milwaukee and St Paul said or. Langkau. Who was eight at the time and accompanied his father. Or. Langkau says he can to remember that team Ever losing but a the can t prove he recalls his father having a special sensitivity with horses who responded in kind. He never tailed to Curry the horses each night telling his Young son that grooming them was just As Good As two pails of Oats. A at one time the Man who ran the Crusher at the Quarry asked my dad if he could Hook on and spot moved two full loads of Stone and three empties. Or. Langkau said or. Langkau Sass it s hard to believe but a it s the he estimates each loaded Box car weighed at least 20 to 30 tuns at one time the Lutz Stone com pan had about 16 teams and some mule teams. I hey pulled wagons filled with crushed Stone and Loun Dation Stone All Over the City Manx a House got its Start because of Pat and Mike a after work each Day Nix dad never left the Bam until he packed the front hoofs with Blue Elax i asked him Why he did this. And he said that after pounding the hard roads All Day. Their hoofs would crack. The Blacksmith who shoes horses for Lutz said he liked to shoe my dad s horses because their hooves were soft and easy to or. Langkau recalls another Pat and Mike Story a one Day another Driver got Pat and Mike and my dad got another team mgt dad was coming Down the Quarry Road and the Man with Pat and Mike was stuck. He called my dad Over to he it a on with his team and pull him out. My dad said Pat and Mike would pull it out alone. A the walked Over and talked and petted the horses picked up the reins and out came the Wagon. The next Dux Nix dad had Pat and Mike Back Lutz Stone company replaced its horse Owci with trucks in the mid 1920 s. And after that or. Langkau s father moved to a farm at Hok in Western Winnebago count where he continued to use horses As for Pat and in Ike. They xxx Ere sold to a Chicago Coal company for is too Anil put on a Teu ton Coal xxx agon i. Langkau does t know How Long they worked in Chicago but Pat and Mike xvii Lix in his memory forever. A Judy Brown memories photo by Judy Brown or. And mrs. Lawrence Langkau display some of his personalized tack used by draft horses pairs. Featuring a Complete line of Quality trailers Croft Lorn s custom built and engineered a to meet your needs

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