August 18, 2023
7:30 p. m.
Adults $6.00, Children $3.00
Entry Fee $300/team, limit 4 to a team
Call Tim Glasco 618-534-2721
Just like people, the cattle can get sick and they need attention. There are vaccines and medication created specifically to keep the animal healthy and it is the cowboy’s job to keep that animal in the best shape possible. As the cowboy recognizes a sick animal he must determine a treatment and rope that animal to give it medication. This event simulates that process and the animal is roped at the head and at the heels and a mark is applied to the animal’s forehead. The fastest time wins
Wild Cow Milking
The ranching industry is based on cattle and raising calves to maturity and shipping them to market. When a calf is born they need the mother’s milk to survive. Sometimes the mother milk stops for some reason and the calf cannot get milk. Believe it or not sometime the cowboy must check the mother cow for milk. This event is based on that premise. The cow is roped and a cowboy tries to squirt milk into a long neck bottle and must run to a circle. This event is a timed event and anything can happen. It is as wild as it gets! The fastest time wins.
A cowboy needs to have the ability to sort a certain cow or calf from the herd. It is a difficult process and it requires extreme concentration by the cowboy and his horse. They must react to the movements of the herd and be able to respond quickly to drive the cattle the direction they want them to go. Team sorting simulates this process and requires the cowboy’s and their horses to sort numbered cattle form a herd and move them across a line. As you watch this event it may appear they are getting the cow go where they want them to but in a fraction of a second everything may change. This event is very exciting and showcases the cowboy’s and their horse’s skills.
Ranch rodeo trailer loading is how working ranch cowboys get the animal loaded into a trailer directly from the pasture. The animal may need to be loaded for market, transporting to a new pasture or for veterinary care.
Ranch Team Roping
Team roping also known as heading and heeling is a rodeo event that features a steer (typically a Corriente) and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header," the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns, but it is also legal for the rope to go around the neck, or go around one horn and the nose resulting in what they call a "half head." Once the steer is caught by one of the three legal head catches, the header must dally ( wrap the rope around the rubber covered saddle horn)and use his horse to turn the steer to the left. the second is the "heeler," who ropes the steer by its hind feet after the "header" has turned the steer, with a five second penalty assessed to the end time if only one leg is caught.