Turnback Sue

Turn-back-dogPhoto by Ross Hecox

Meet “Sue”, Matt Koch’s most reliable ranch hand. Matt Koch, the head trainer for Wagonhound Land and Livestock, likes to occasionally work his 3-year-old cow horse prospects in a pasture. And whether outside or in an arena, Koch relies on Sue, his 2-year-old Border Collie, to keep cattle pointed at his horses. “I use her every day, whether we’re gathering cattle or she’s turning back for me,” he says. “She’s a natural at it.”