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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Stills ~ Circles

The braided reata is not only a working tool, but a beautiful piece of art. Buckaroos who use them to rope livestock take pride in them and care for them as a treasure...they are expensive!

The coils of the reata form beautiful circles...there are other circles in the photo too if you search for them.

Rawhide Reata
Neatly organized coils of a hand braided rawhide reata.

Below, another buckaroo uses a nylon ranch rope; personal preference, economics, and sometimes the weather dictates what the buckaroo will use on a particular day.

Either way, a loop is thrown to catch the calf's head and another one to catch the calf's heels for branding, vaccinations and castration if it's a bull calf.

Aiming True
The circle loop is thrown with practiced accuracy and lands around the calf's neck. It's branding day.

(Yes, I cheated and used my archives)

Check out other circle photos at Sunday Stills!


15 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great shots! :)

Linda said...

Good one...it never crossed my mind.

Shirley said...

Nice photos, and yes, plenty of little circles in the first photo. Like the braided buttons on the reins.

Eva said...

Interesting, and I certainly found some more circles in the first one.

CDH said...

AHHH. Branding time. The sounds, the smells and the good nights sleep at the end of a busy day. Love branding time. Great shots..

Janice said...

Good circles ...lots to be found in that first pic.

dibear said...

Great post! Definitely out of the box, it's like a "hidden picture puzzle"!! :)

Madge Bloom said...

I'm sure learning to use one well is an art in itself...

Ed said...

Great shots. Whats the difference between a Reata and a Lariat? Or are they the same? :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those shots are always worth repeating!

A Quiet Corner said...

Perfect example of circles in our lives!...:)JP

MTWaggin said...

Great circles! Couldn't find an email for you so here is the information on my dog booties. Look at my blog for 12/14/2011 and 12/15/2011 and you'll find the directions to make them.

Candy C. said...

Hand braided reatas are certainly beautiful! I love these pictures of the working cowboys! :)

henrygl.com said...

yes circles indeed, well done

Vaquerogirl said...

Those are my kind of circles, my friend... or should I say Mi amiga!

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