Monday, July 28, 2008


On Saturday we had a ranch rodeo in Henderson that another cowboy church was putting on. The events were cowhide race, ranch penning, doctoring, wild cow milking and branding. We had a great time and did well. Had some bad draws on cows, but had fun anyways! That is just how it is when you are working with cows! It is always a great time of fellowship as we know a lot of the teams and get to visit and support each other! Another surprise was my Dad showed up to watch! I almost feel over, he thinks I'm going to get hurt on the horses, so he never comes! I told my team in the grand entry, please don't let this be the day I get hurt! LOL! I gave him my camera and he took some pictures. He didn't get alot of the action, but got pics none the less. It is hard to watch and get good pics! It has taken me years of tweaking it! Thanks Dad it meant alot to me that you came and supported me. Savannah had a great time hanging out with PaPa! Oh and he didn't get pics of the cowhide race! He said it was too fast! LOL! Just so you know I did have dirt in places I didn't know you could get dirt! But man it was fun!

Waiting at the line in the penning! You had to sort one head out and then drive it down to a pen at the other end of the arena!

Branding~had to get as many head branded in 2 minutes that you could! We got 2 done~almost 3!! You really find out how much your roper likes his ground crew! They had that you could either heel or neck catch the calves. Well, hubby heeled only, it makes it so much easier on the calf and your ground crew!

No rodeo would be complete without some face painting!!! They had a mock rodeo for the kiddos to do! Savannah had a blast! I came up into the stands to visit when we broke for the church service! What is that look I'm getting?!?!?! I really should have had him take a picture of how dirty I was!

At the line for the doctoring~you have to sort designated head out and then head and heel. Flank, take ropes off and mark there head, in 2 minutes.

Wild cow milking~you had one person horseback to rope and the other 3 on the ground. Everyone was saying they aren't going to be bad! They weren't until they realized they were roped! We got it done and I got milk! Once you took the rope off you better be moving, they were on the fight!


Jillian, Inc. said...

hee-hee It's fun to get dirty, isn't it? I so love reading about your Cowboy Church. BTW- I'm celebrating 2 years of blogging this week. Stop by for some fun giveaways.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Wild Cow Milking-LOL. I have never done it-but my mom has. I gotta steal some of her pictures and scan them.

Is the hide race like a new way to "add some sand to your pockets"?-LOL.

Mrs Mom said...

Holy hannah you guys have fun. 20M wants to be adopted by a blogger, so can you guys adopt me? LOL Y'all just have SOOO much fun there!!

Love seeing what you are up to. Its always a blast stopping in here!

Andrea said...

Wild Cow Milking is crazy!! I think that it looks so dangerous!! Sounds like a really fun day!! It's great that your dad came too!! My dad only ever came to one of my horse shows.

Do you know of any western pleasure trainers around you?

Mikey said...

You go girl! I can't believe you did all that. Your church just rocks. We need something like this.
Love the pics, that's just too cool!!

Nonna said...

Great pics!! Looks like you had another fun filled weekend!!

Pony Girl said...

Can't imagine a church having a rodeo...then again, I live in the city! ;) How cool!
And thanks for letting me listen to George Strait (and one of my fave songs) while I read about your fun weekend!!

Callie said...

LOL, sounds like another fun day! Wild cow milking! Good grief! That had to be hilarious!

Mrs Mom said...

KDW- an award awaits you at my blog!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Dirty or not, it sounds like tons of fun!

Shirley said...

That looks like a huge arena.It's wonderful that you get to go to such fun events; what a great way to raise your daughter, too.

Momma / Cowgirl said...

Wow.. such fun! I love the local rodeos.
This looks like a spectacular arena.
Glad you had a great time, dirty is fun too!