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post #1 of 8 Old 04-25-2009, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I love working cattle.

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.

Enjoy. :)
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.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-25-2009, 09:56 AM
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Great pics thanks for sharing! It looks like so much fun :)

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-25-2009, 02:47 PM
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awww thanks for sharing!! i don't know much about that kind of stuff, but looks like you guys had fun! Dobe doesn't look super pleased...either that or just really really focused ;) Glad you had a good time!
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-26-2009, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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awww thanks for sharing!! i don't know much about that kind of stuff, but looks like you guys had fun! Dobe doesn't look super pleased...either that or just really really focused ;) Glad you had a good time!
Yeah, he was a little too focused on the cattle and I had to keep getting in his mouth because he would ignore me and charge the calves that I was trying to rope. He is quite the agressive little S**T when it comes to cattle and sometimes other horses *see avatar* . He acts like a herd stallion that is being challenged (ears pinned, teeth bared, snaking his head and neck down toward the ground). It is useful when they don't want to move but not so much when I want him to go easy.






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post #5 of 8 Old 04-26-2009, 08:09 AM
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That is great! I love the pictures, and I think you are so lucky to beable to do something like that

I wanted to work cattle, but my TB just isn't going to go for that. lol. He can Fox Hunt like no tomorrow, facing any type of Wildlife - but cows...that's a whole other story.

I think you are very talented to beable to what you do! You and your horse look fabulous together, what a great team you must be to accomplish such tasks!
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-26-2009, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much MIEventer. We get along well most of the time but we do have our moments when we butt heads. LOL. I have seen some pretty dang good TB cowhorses so there may be hope for your boy yet. :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-26-2009, 02:24 PM
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well at least he got the job done!! he sure is fiesty! haha sounds like a fun horse :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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that does look like fun. thank you for sharing. I wish I was a good enough rider to do that.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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