I got to go home this last few days because I had some time off from work. My brother called and asked for some help working about 18 head of calves. I had so much fun roping and dragging those little hamburgers to the branding iron fire. :) I just thought that I would share some pix of that day. I am so proud, this is the first time that I have actually been able to catch anything consistently when I was roping. I caught about 12 of them before my arm started to get tired and my swing got sloppy.
Dad playing a bit while we were sorting the mamas and the babies.
Jason deworming the cows before we turned them back out.
(much safer done from horseback)
Me looking for the perfect shot.
Dragging the calf to the fire after I caught one. :)
Me and Dobe keeping the rope tight on his back feet while Dad and Jason worked him.
And Dad and Jason working that calf that I was holding.
Going back in for another victim.
Branding after my arm got tired. Dad and I switched places.
(Don't mind my facial expression, I was in the middle of a sentence.)
It was just so much fun. It was almost like old times when I was a kid working cattle with my family. I was so proud (and I think Dad was too) that I actually had enough confidence to rope and be sucessful. Confidence has been my real issue in the past because I didn't like being watched by someone so much better at it than me and it made me self conscious. Dobe was just the perfect angel (when he wasn't pinning his ears and trying to chew on the calves LOL) and always let me get in the perfect position for my loop. :) Just thought I would share my fun with all of you guys.