BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: IN HOUSE RANCH RODEO

Monday, June 2, 2008

IN HOUSE RANCH RODEO

Yesterday after church we had our annual In House Ranch Rodeo. It is a rodeo we put on every year for our members and it is free. It is great practice and experience for the teams and for me personally. I have a tendency to get nervous and as my husband says pressure up! I have learned you definitely have to put your time in with it, and you and your team must communicate. It is all about teamwork. We had a great time yesterday, even though it was very hot! We both were on 2 teams and all of our teams did well. Dickie's team placed 1 st! Way to go Dickie, Buck, Mike and Ty. My other team placed 5 th-way to go Buck, Mike and Frances. The top 5 teams were within 1/2 point of each other, it was a close finish. I was proud of our teams and the teamwork and communication that we had. I was very proud of me and Angel as well, we are really coming together and continuously getting better and more fluid with roping. Arena roping is alot different from roping out of the box. Roping period is alot of work and takes lots of practice! There is so much that goes into it between the horse, rider and the rope. You have to feel your rope and learn how to work the rope. It is a awesome feeling when it happens! It was looking like we were going to get out and home early, but with cows you never know! As the last trailer was being loaded, 6 cows pushed through the gate (which was tied poorly and the person who was supposed to be there was not paying attention! UGH!) We unloaded our horses and went after them, got 2 back and the other 4 pushed through some fence and wound up on a adjoining pasture. Which was of course locked and no way in. We finally found the owner and decided to let them stay overnight, since it was getting dusk and they had settled with his cows. Went back this morning and got them, they are now back to where they belong! Yeah! It definitely made for a long day!
Dickie sorting De-tagging



Branding-I was branding "Roo"-he really needs another one! LOL! He has 3 already from the ranch he came from! *this is what the heat does to you! LOL :)

Dickie's team in the doctoring and then my other team in the doctoring! My hat wouldn't stay on-my stampede string had broke! And the announcer Barry Clower from RFD-TV really wanted it, he had been trying to steal it all day!

14 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Wow that looks and sounds like a total BLAST! They sure keep you busy dont they girl? ;)

Glad your horse is doing so much better too. Those VACC reactions are darn scary...

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Sounds like a good, fun, family day!

Shirley said...

It's so great that you have things you can get out and do with your family and horses. And you're right about roping- it's a lot of work and practice, but a lot of fun too. I'd be happy if I could find someone who needs help moving cows; I'm new to this area and don't know many people yet.

Mikey said...

You do the coolest things girl. We're all so proud of you!! Those are some fantastic pictures. I hope you frame a few of these, they are keepers!

Rising Rainbow said...

I would like to learn how to rope someday but must admit I get confused in just looking at the ropes. There are so many different kinds and I have no idea what kind of rope I need.

Nonna said...

Looks like another fun family day together!!

Linda said...

That looks like such a great time! Good pictures and thanks for making us all jealous:)

Andrea said...

Oh so much fun!! Next time you need to tell me when it is and I would love to come and watch!! Ranch Rodeos are awesome!! It looks like it was a lot of fun! It was really hot!! Like 91 degrees here!!

BarnGoddess said...

that is soooo much fun! especially when everything falls together out of the chute like it's supposed to :)

Midlife Mom said...

I have never roped. I have one but I guess it's just for looks. Congrats on having such a good day! Sounds like sooooooooo much fun!

Also congrats to your new first grader! T 'graduates' to 1st grade in a few weeks and I will be bawling my eyes out!

Callie said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Even with cattle breaking loose!

OneCowgirl said...

Love the pics from the chiropractor...perhaps I'll get out my hammers and work on Dudley..heheh..Your daughter looked stunning for graduation!! Love the teacher quilt and what lovely words tribute to her- hope she reads your blog!

Momma / Cowgirl said...

Sure looks like you had a joyful, fun filled day. These are the days that make it worth having to work all week, so we can go and have fun with our horses type day.. hehe
Did that make sense??
happy horsin' around!

Cowboys,Kids, and Sunsets said...

My Fella wants me to learn to rope! I keep telling him no! I am an artist! I need my fingers!! It is an excuse, I know only a few people that have actually lost a finger! I am just a big chicken! You make it look like so much fun!Maybe...?