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Older Branding pic

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm
by Silver
This pic is kinda special to me. My neighbour took it at one of our brandings many years ago and today I took a photo of her photo. It's getting kinda faded and I did what I could to spruce it up but it's not like it once was. The fella in the picture was my dad's hired hand and one thing he could do really well was wrestle calves. Catching by the head is not normal procedure here, but sometimes we do it when unbranded calves are hard to find or just for the excitement of it lol. I may or may not have been the guilty party in this case. Anyway, Wally (the calf wrestler in the pic) has been deceased for several years now but when I think of him I always think of him in the branding pen.

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Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 am
by Caustic Burno
Nephew


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Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Old boy knew how to throw a calf didn't he Silver?

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Great picture - great memories.

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm
by snoopdog
An ear and a flank, yep, he knew how to do it. Thank you sir.

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
by ALACOWMAN
snoopdog wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm
An ear and a flank, yep, he knew how to do it. Thank you sir.
Being a old calf roper.he's not got the ear, its the end of the rope..broke my leg years ago flanking one ..big calf, lost my balance and fell backward and calf landed on my shin,broke it clean into..

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm
by bball
Almost looks like he is wearing cleats in that pic.
:tiphat: to Wally🍻

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:02 am
by Nesikep
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
snoopdog wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm
An ear and a flank, yep, he knew how to do it. Thank you sir.
Being a old calf roper.he's not got the ear, its the end of the rope..broke my leg years ago flanking one ..big calf, lost my balance and fell backward and calf landed on my shin,broke it clean into..
Ouch!
Did you just walk it off? :P

Re: Older Branding pic

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 am
by snoopdog
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm
snoopdog wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm
An ear and a flank, yep, he knew how to do it. Thank you sir.
Being a old calf roper.he's not got the ear, its the end of the rope..broke my leg years ago flanking one ..big calf, lost my balance and fell backward and calf landed on my shin,broke it clean into..
I see it now