Tuesday, August 03, 2010

How to Dress a Horse

This is a video from rodeo slack at Browning. Sadly, I couldn't get the sound to record, so you don't get the full atmospheric effect. But as you can tell, the pace is fairly laid back at eight o'clock in the morning.

This is a steer wrestler from British Columbia. I never actually heard his name. His friend in the blue shirt is the poor sucker who got stuck pushing my breakaway calf. The stuff in the bottle is fly spray. FYI, I edited this video quite a bit. From the time he started brushing the horse to where it now ends...eleven minutes.

I recommend watching full screen and checking out the background activity, too. The guy testing out his ropes, and the one clear back at the white horse trailer who's shoeing his horse.


Katt said...

oh man, that was painfully slow. But that's just me. At the track, if the gallop boy yelled from the end of the barn that he had time for 'one', I could dive in a stall and tack one, complete with, blinkers or earcones etc in less than a minute!

I think I prefer the nice slow approach of this cowboy... he looks kinda cute too.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Katt: I know. I've always wondered how it could take my dad and my husband half an hour to get their horses saddled and ready to rope. I believe this video answers all my questions.

Linda G. said...

Now, that is the very definition of "laid back."