Yesterday we were invited to the neighbors for an afternoon of roping practice, and a BBQ. What a treat! My Cowboy loves to practice his roping skills, and I love to chat with fellow-ranch wives. And I like to photograph My Cowboy, of course. 🙂 Although yesterday I had a grumpy toddler in one arm who made the picture-taking rather difficult. :/ But that’s OK. Someday I will have plenty of free time and free hands for snapping pictures. And there will always be cowboys to photograph! 🙂
First comes the cutting practice – good practice for the horses. Keepin’ that steer away from the herd can be a job!
Then comes the chase. Run up and rope ‘im. And hope your loop sticks. 🙂
After the header has the head loop on, you want the heeler to come in and catch the feet. But sometimes they miss. 😉 This is fairly common, because in real life, you don’t catch every single time, like they do in the movies. 😉
The others just wait for their turn…
You kind of want to watch out for the horns, by the way. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this little peak into a cowboy’s day off! 🙂