Monday, April 16, 2018

Gone loopy...

Sunday another gal and I cowgirled up and went with a friend to the 1st memorial roping in honor of her husband who passed away recently.
She wasn't sure how many were going to make it to this team roping.  From the size of the crowd at his recent memorial service, I could'a told her that it was going to be a bunch. 
People came from far and near. They ended up with a little over 300 teams.
Weather always is a factor, when it's an outdoor arena. We had sunshine to start, and then the wind kicked up, clouds rolled over, sunshine, and more wind. Lots of wind, made it interesting and dusty. By the end of the day, we figured we were wearing a good portion of the arena. I'm still finding dirt in places that only the wind knows how it got there.









30 comments:

  1. Looks like a good time was had by all!!!

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    1. Old NFO,
      A very good day.
      My son's birthday is coming up in June, going to order the five book series of The Grey Man (5 Book Series)
      by JL Curtis for him.

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  2. We get those dusty winds; keeps your teeth nice and shiney. Looks like a great time.

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    1. Celia,
      We have to get together when I get up to the river house on the Columbia!

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  3. These events bring in the finest people.

    One sour note. Whoever branded the sorrel the lady with the green rope is riding shouldn't be allowed to brand, IMO. Looks like they thought they were branding a cow.

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    1. WSF,
      For the most part yes!

      The freeze brand on her horse is not the best, but it does make it more difficult to steal. (Most of these horses are in the $5,000-10,000)

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    2. My bad. Freeze branding wasn't done in my wrangling days.

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  4. The winning saddles are gorgeous! Glad you had a good time.

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    1. Adrienne,
      They were donated for this team roping. I did have a good time, thanks!

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  5. Wonderful view of true Country Life, Brig.

    I'm glad it went so well and you all had a great time.

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    1. drjim,
      Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  6. Beautiful -- glad you had sun!

    Ride on.

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    1. LSP,
      Time for you to mount up and go on an adventure...

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  7. What a great gathering. He was a well-loved man, that's for sure. Great photos, Brig, of good people.

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    1. Granny Sue,
      It was a good day, and his widow and the family were treated with kindness and compassion.

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  8. A great way to celebrate someone's life. :)

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    1. Rain,
      It was nice and the stories that were told were priceless.

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  9. Always so jealous of your energy and wonderful escapes.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      You wouldn't be today, I'm totally drag'n...

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    1. Woodsterman,
      It was a great turn out, he had a lot of friends.

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  11. Nice!! Maybe I should buy a pony...

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    1. NotClauswitz,
      The "ponys" pictured are pretty pricey.
      You might be better served by putting a steer on that big pasture.

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  12. I really enjoyed your photographs. Thank you for posting them. I hope your friend was heartened by the turnout!

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    1. Cheri,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      She and the family were pleased, and a good portion of the the money generated went to charity.

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  13. Big crowd. Looks like a good time was had by all.

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    1. Skip,
      Yep a good size crowd, and a good day.

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  14. Quite a get together. We have a big riding arena here, and events held there usually command a major turnout. Strange, when you consider this is North Georgia, and very mountainous.

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    1. Harry,
      Sounds like there are a lot of horses in your area.
      What is the major event they host?

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