A young buckaroo.
I love to see kids raised in the tradition.
This is my farrier, Pat.
At this branding they roped the calf by the neck
and then heeled it. Some ranches only heel them
and drag them to the fire. It all depends on what
the cow boss wants.
Pat again...making the dally.
I would call this a nice seat ;~)
Hmmmm...another nice seat ;~)
Do you feel like you're in the saddle?
Pat swings his riata.
The smell of burnin' hair...
Everyone knew their job...and the horses were really good.
Hmmmm...I think the saying is "Don't squat with your spurs on."
I think you get the point ;~)
This is where I got nervous...My Man got his first chance to rope...ever!
There was a lot of heavy concentration...gettin' that loop just right.
My Man and the Cow Boss...swingin' in rhythm.
This branding pen was just the right size for four riders to be
roping at the same time.
And he did it!! My Man caught his first calf...look at that smile!
I was proud of Whiskey too...he was Mr. Steady Eddy
the whole time...way to go!
Of course we got to eat and have a couple of beverages when the work was done...it was a good day!