Growing up I used to Rodeo and LOVED riding horses. So I am VERY happy that the boys love riding horses too! I must say that Nathan is scared to death about dogs, but put him on a tall horse that is how many times his size, he is fearless!! Too bad we don't live closer otherwise we would go ride more often. I think it is good for him....hmmm we have a cousin that lives close by that has horses....maybe we can come and ride there often....hint hint (KAYLA). Okay so maybe I want to come ride too!
Now prepare yourself for a picture overload....(Picnik wasn't working well enough to put most of them into collages).
This is my Dad and Jeff team roping. It's where one person (header) ropes the horns of the steer, and turns the steer so the other person (heeler) ropes the back hind legs. All of this is timed, and of course the fastest time wins.
We had such a great time there! I did want to try and go again before we left, but I got drowned in quilting and spent the rest of my time quilting. If anyone has any questions on the terms I used, shoot me an email and I will do my best to explain...although I am the first to admit that I am NO expert!
**No animals were harmed during this at all! Some think that roping is mean to the cattle, but if you do it properly it is not harmful at all!**