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Wanted to share this website link:
These are NOT historical photos, by the way.
Thanks for posting the link to some great photos. Some show the evolution of the old historical clothing and equipment to present day usage. :)
Great pictures,, I like the circle remuda,
Stan: Isn't that amazing how they can train horses to circle like that? I didn't see a rope barrier or anything similar to hold them, but even if there was a rope ring, it's still amazing to me.
Wolfgang: Exactly. Appropriate technology at work. If it works, use it. If not, tweek it until it does.
I do see a rope. Look at the Appy on the right end. The rope drops to the ground right off his righ shoulder. The second cowboy on the ground on the left, in the white shirt appears to be holding something, perhaps the end of the rope. There is a line going up from his feet to the left. To the far left, you can see a line going to the ground.
None the less, this is an example of absolutely fantastic training.
Great pictures! They take me back to former days. I can "hear" and "smell" them. The rider with the cig. in the corner of his mouth? I look at that picture and I'm freezing! He needs gloves.
I know the one you mean. You're right. That picture makes me cold too.
Here's another link to a YouTube video of Dave Stamey singing one of my favorites of his songs, The Vaquero Song. The photos in this are fantastic.
Amazing Images. Did you take them Sue?
Unfortunately no, Daniel. But these videos show, for me at least, that this lifeway is still very much a daily part of a good portion of the West. A lot of the shots in the Stamey video come from southern California. Once you get outside of the urban centers, it's amazing how many people still ranch the old way and continue these traditions. I'm grateful to events such as the poetry festivals and the upcoming Californios Rodeo in Reno displays these traditions and its vast community to the urban folk.
Here's a link to the Californios website:
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