Uprooted Magnolia

Round Up and Branding

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Cowboy, Photography by leahyetter on May 11, 2015

This Mother’s Day weekend was a rainy and snowy one. But last weekend the weather was perfect for a cattle roundup and branding. Below are images of that day.

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After saddling the colt , he saddled his horse for the round up.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The boss got some help from his daughter with buckling up his chaps.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Making final adjustments to the cinch.

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Discussing the route for gathering cows and calves.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

And…they’re off!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Before branding the calves, we worked/doctored the cows in the barn.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Getting the horse ready for roping calves.

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We start them young out here in the wild west.

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Hot irons sit and wait. The flames are powered by a propane tank.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

It was a nice day with friends, old and new. After the calves were all branded, they let them out of the corrals to mother up. By early evening, they all found one another and are doing great.

If you’d like to see more from this day, go to my website HERE.

Thanks for looking… 🙂


 

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  1. Bonnie Parker said, on May 11, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Great photos Leah! I see that they are using a Nordfork, we are one of, if not the first ranch in this country that used one of those, ordered directly from the rancher that invented it. Not sure where this
    was at but they sure have a fine looking set of corrals.

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    • leahyetter said, on May 11, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Bonnie! Yes, we had Nordfork at the ranch and most ranches I go to have them. They work better than the wrestling technique in my opinion! This was at our neighbors. They have a really great setup. 🙂

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  2. dianegates said, on May 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Leah, I just love your photos…the one with the little cowboy is my favorite. I write about Texas Rodeo. Kids who grow up and work stock are just good kiddos!

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    • leahyetter said, on May 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Thanks Diane! That little boy is a cutie!! He loved being on that horse. 🙂

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