Mark Homner heading a steer for the calf-branding portion.
‘Branding’ the calf with cold irons.
The wild-cow milking portion. They have to milk a wild cow into a bottle – they just have to get enough so that they can pour some out. Sometimes it’s only a few drops! 🙂
There are 4-man (or woman) teams, and each team has to complete 4 tasks within a time limit. In this case – 8 minutes for all 4 events. Each local ranch rodeo can be slightly different. The four events most ranch rodeos are made up of include:
Keep in mind that the cattle are numbered, and they have to pick out their assigned bovine to work with. It looks alot easier than it is!
It was a real scorcher, for Wyoming. It hit 100* at 4 pm. But despite the heat, it was interesting to watch.
Love ranch rodeo! We have one on the 4th, then one the next weekend. And I believe three in August.
We love them, too! We have at least one next month – not sure how many we’ll find to watch this summer. 🙂