Thursday, July 05, 2018

A little roping time

This time of year is the fun hot time, but you can rope till your hearts content....

so we did...

And I took my camera ;-)

This one is my favoritist ( that is a word right?  So the little boy on the left - his mom is the announcer - and she is calling him through the loudspeaker - and he is totally ignoring her.  It was so funny - someone says - I think he's at the horse trailer...... sure... we will call it that!   ;-) 


PS - he is a good kid and got down to go help his momma once he *really* heard her

This is my guy - 


These calves were fast and little - and they took off like lightening...  but he sure looked good didn't he?


I sent this one ( below) to his mom - the first thing she asks is - Did he catch?  I rolled - I was like - hey this is my artsy photo - I didn't pay attention to the run ...  That's the sign of a real ranch mom I think - his mom is a real hand ( that's a compliment - she can outwork us all!)

So there is a barrier that can't be broken until the calf passes it - gives everyone a fair shot - and these little calves would just mosey to the barrier - and then jump and start running like wild men once they broke it. The horses were beside themselves - they wanted to run too but they had to wait - hence the look in the eye of my horse.... I am pretty sure he was cussing that barrier


One of my favorite things is to watch the horse and rider work together - see how this one stops so well and sets his hind down - this is a good horse


And this one - catch that dirt in the back - the rope is just making it's catch, and the rider is just moving in the saddle and that horse can read him so well , he is putting on the brakes.


and another of my buddies - that horse is just intense.



Hope you all enjoyed a glimpse in to another part of my world 
Its a pretty fun place to be



Ps -- You can find me on instagram in two places - really Quilty at @quiltygirlquilts or my all about me @alyciaquilts

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the glimpse....Beautiful pictures.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Such magnificent action shots, Alycia!!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love the pictures of the horses working in concert with their riders...their intensity is amazing! I wish my horse would stop using his hindquarters, but after 10 years of working with him, he still stops on his front legs...ugh! At 22 I don't think he will ever change so I just don't try to come to a fast stop from a gallop!

Kate said...

Great action shots! Those are hard to get, everything moves so fast.

Pat Pearston said...

I really enjoy your adventures and pictures. Thanks for sharing!

---"Love" said...

I love to watch roping horses work! We had a great one that raised my boys, all the way through college. I enjoyed seeing your pictures. ---"Love"

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great photos and interesting stories. Thanks for sharing.

Annmarie Tegen said...

Love your post. Thanks. It's a different world from where I live.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

love the pictures and a glimpse at your life.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I miss spending my weekends at arenas. Your photos sure bring back wonderful memories :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I miss going to the rodeo in our hometown. It is a large rodeo on the circuit. It was fun to watch the roping, barrel racing, kids roping, etc.

Angie said...

We go to the rodeo several times in the summer, and it is always amazing to me how the horse and rider work together … I can only imagine the time and love it takes to train the rider (LOL)! Thanks for sharing these terrific photos!!!

betty-NZ said...

Looks like a good time for cowboys!

Susan said...

I loved seeing the pics you posted on IG, but now I like getting "the rest of the story". It looks like fun, and it seems the little cows know what's going on, too!