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Older Branding pic

Post by Silver » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm

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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Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 am

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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Old boy knew how to throw a calf didn't he Silver?
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 pm

Great picture - great memories.
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Post by snoopdog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm

An ear and a flank, yep, he knew how to do it. Thank you sir.
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Post by ALACOWMAN » 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..
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

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Post by bball » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm

Almost looks like he is wearing cleats in that pic.
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Post by Nesikep » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:02 am

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
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Re: Older Branding pic

Post by snoopdog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 am

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
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