85-year-old Michigan woman still herding cattle

85-year-old Michigan woman still herding cattle

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Shay Pendray is 85 and lives in Michigan. That hasn't stopped her from herding cattle in Wyoming for the last 10 years with her horse Einstein. 

USA Today spotlighted Pendray, a former PBS host who has been riding horses for 80 years and has had passion for horses and ranching since her father took her to a dude ranch in Arizona when she was 16. 

Pendray works a couple of weeks each year at  “A Bar A” Ranch.  It is 100,000 acres and has a herd of 6,000 cattle, all in a town with a human population of 600. Most of her fellow riders are in their 50s and 60s, making her by far the oldest one working. 

“Somehow, God gave me a gift, I don’t have cancer,” she told USA Today. “I can easily stay on a horse eight hours a day. It’s not a problem, it’s a joy.”

She says Einstein, who is currently 20-years-old, will probably be able to ride for another eight or nine years and the pair "will age together." 

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