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        08-03-2013, 11:35 PM
    Here are a few more pics. Excuse the two with the camera on my head, not very flattering I know. The roan is the one I borrowed, and the sorrel gelding is my old man.
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        08-05-2013, 02:06 AM
    Green Broke
    I still think it's great that more people are doing cattle work. But, I don't want anyone to think that the pace and handling techniques in a sorting or penning competition are what happens on a ranch.

    At my place, we have a pact where those of us who own it and/or run cattle on it, agree that it's a good day and a sign of a job well done, if we can hear birds or leaves rustling during corral work. Extremely little, to no, dust or moo-ing at the corrals.

    Sure, there are times when we have to get after a recalcitrant cow or bull, but those times are very rare. All of my friends, and most of my acquaintances, work theirs in the same way.

    I want to stress that I think the popularity of penning and sorting competitions is a good thing. Just, if you get to a ranch, hang behind the owner or foreman and don't run pounds off his beef.
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        08-05-2013, 02:14 AM
    LOL, boots, this quote works for a lot of things, cow work included

    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast"
        08-05-2013, 02:23 AM
    I'd REALLY love to try Campdrafting one of these days. I don't know much about sorting but it looks quite similar.

    Unfortunately I don't have any access to cows!
        08-05-2013, 09:44 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    LOL, boots, this quote works for a lot of things, cow work included

    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast"
    I worked for a guy who would caution the crew with "We're in a hurry today, so let's go slow."
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        08-05-2013, 11:58 AM
    Looks like a blast. Can't believe I gave up my cow pony! UGH
        08-05-2013, 01:29 PM
    Very cool! I don't know much about the Western disciplines, so it's really fun to look at pics like this.

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