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Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Fences ~ The Round Pen

With branding season upon us, My Man and I are honing up our roping skills. To be honest, we're both rookies at roping, so we need all the practice we can get!

This was a pleasant Friday evening with the sun starting to set making the shadows long. My Man is practicing his rope management skills by dragging a log in the round pen with his horse Whiskey. I'm watching from up above on the circus pole area (giving him my 2 cents worth as usual!). The shadow at Colt's front feet is Red Dog.


Evening shadows
This fence isn't ornamental, but very functional...and a place where I spend a lot of time training young horses.

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Happy Friday!!

19 comments:

alwaysbackroads said...

Wonderful shadows!

Dreaming said...

I liked the shadows, too. My round pen is almost identical... but I've never appreciated the shadows before!

Beth said...

i really love the shadow. just glorious. (:

Shirley said...

Handy things, those round pens. Mine has had a lot of use lately, as I have been using it for Beamer's dates with his girls. I love the shadows in this photo too- they really make the photo.

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome shot1

Elizabeth Martin said...

Roping - skill I am just begining to learn! Can't wait till I get the OK all Clear sign to try it on horseback...think it may be a while! :)

Val said...

Great shot. I could never rope, I doubt I have the skills. Our round pen is functional as is most of our place.

Someday I may be able to turn it into a showplace? Nah, too much time away from riding!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love this capture of him working and you watching. Very sweet. :)

Linda said...

I've always wanted a round pen.....I even bought a bunch of railway ties a certain person was going to help me set but it never happened. I'm thinking a panel one might just work fine.

Dianne said...

ahhhhh that's the life :)

Kathy said...

I'm always trying to avoid my own shadow in photos but I like what it added to your photo here.

Amy Burzese said...

Love the long shadow. Great shot!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wonderful photo and great round pen! We sure need one of those...we've got the materials but we just need the time to get it done. Hope your weekend is a good one with lots of roping and riding...Maura :)

Ed said...

Cool shot, the shadow really adds character..:-)

Linda said...

Love the shadow shot! Oh, and the horse and rider in the pen...almost didn't see them I was so captivated by that shadow!

Candy C. said...

Great, great shadows! :)
Roping is one of those things I simply CANNOT do! LOL!! Our round pen has been getting a lot of use lately too!

Paint Girl said...

What a cool picture! I love my round pen, I only wish it could stay a round pen forever and still have an arena. But eventually I will have to go back to an arena once I am done breaking my filly.

A Quiet Corner said...

I LOVE THIS ONE!...:)JP

thecrazysheeplady said...

GREAT SHOT!!!

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