Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ranch Rodeo Part II

Now that you are familiar with my boots and hat, let's move on to some more items. This next accessory is more for protection of legs. They are the chinks...

You may look at them and say, look like chaps to me, but they are not. Chinks only come down past your knee. They don't cover your entire leg like chaps do. As you can see, my lovely pair have been broke in rather well. My brother sent them to me from the feedyard. Not only do they look rough, they smelt to high heaven. I hung them in the laundry room at first. Finally, the husband said they had to go and took them to the barn. I happen to wear my rain jacket that was hanging next to them and boy was that thing rank. Shoo wee! I think I would rather get wet then have that hood over my head!

Oh, have I mentioned it is going to be 90+ degrees this weekend. Not only am I wearing a long sleeve BLACK shirt, but will have leather chinks strapped to my legs. Hmmmm, I may really stink from sweating but my good 'ol chinks will mask the odor. Figured that would come in handy sometime.

Alright, let's see what my next item is.....

ahhh, my rope. So I have never really been much of a roper. Never got into it. But for this ranch rodeo, we have to rope. So the husband went and bought me this great rope, cotton glove, and a steer and a calf head to practice on. I must say, I enjoy the roping. First practice, first time to throw a loop from a horse, I caught a calf! I know, couldn't believe it either. The husband was speechless too. But it turns out, I am a first time throw/catch girl. I usually always catch on the first loop. But then, I keep trying and I run those poor calves to death. Eventually some just stop and lay down. Come on little calfers do you really need to rub it in my face like that. It takes skill to lean off the side of a horse and try to fish a loop over a sleeping calf's head but it can be done.

2 comments:

chili pepper said...

You go Cowgirl!!! We definitely need some pics of this event!!! Good Luck ... LOL Deb

The Wife said...

Thanks for the luck. I'll need it!