Friday, November 20, 2009

Wild Cow Milking



The events at a Ranch Rodeo are as follows: ranch bronc riding, team penning, stray gathering, team branding and wild cow milking. Some rodeos add more events it just depends. While the Wild Cow Milking event produces the most laughs I've never seen this done on a ranch but I'm sure at some time or another it may be necessary. For those that read Pioneer Woman - her brother in law Tom Drummond's Ranch along with SweetWater Cattle rocked and ended up as the champion ranch team. If you have any more questions about the ranch rodeo ask away....

12 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Okay, I'll ask...where do you get a wild cow from? Sounds like the intro to a joke doesn't it.

Mrs Mom said...

Whoohoo! The cow AND the hand in the first shot are catching some SERIOUS air! hehe... I can just see a commercial coming out of action like that for a "new and improved cowboy athletic boot"..LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That last photo cracked me up! "I got her by the tail now! C'Mon Bessie, settle down now, so I can milk ya!" Oh, yeh, Bessie's gonna relax enough to produce any milk after all that commotion. lol!

I gotta see that sometime. Must be hysterically funny!


~Lisa

Mikey said...

We just had to handle a couple of seriously rank wild cows. As we were doing so, I thought to myself, those cowboys who do the wild cow milking are INSANE. These cows we had trapped were charging fence (quite consistently) throwing panels, trying to climb over panels (one succeeded and got away). I could not even imagine putting a rope on that and trying to milk it, lol. I've watched it plenty at AZ Ranch Rodeos, and my hat's off to every cowhand who tries it.

lisa said...

Seeing a ranch rodeo has got to be much more satisfying to see, is it not?

Susan said...

I like your blog. We have a small ranch in Montana that we are writing about. Check it out!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wild Cow Milking....I have never heard of it before! I bet it's a Hoot!

BK said...

Was y'alls ranch competing?? I was looking at the "official" WRCA rodeo photos and found a couple with us in the audience that's always fun :)

Anonymous said...

Hey I was just google"ing" along today and came across your blog!! I am Amy Potter...a team member of the sweet water and Drummond team of the WRCA!!! I am a full time cowgirl and work with my husband everyday!!!! It was so neat it be famous from a small town for our rodeo abuilties....and have a chance at the World Finals....small word to look on here and see that someone left amarillo and still remembered OUR name!!!! Thanks

Colorful Colorado said...

Isn't Tom Drummond "Marlboro Man's" uncle? And Tim Drummond is MM's brother "Pesky Tim"?

Colorful Colorado said...

Isn't Tom Drummond "Marlboro Mans" uncle not brother?? And Tim Drummond is MM's brother "Pesky Time"?

Colorful Colorado said...

Isn't Tom Drummond "Marlboro Man's" uncle and MM's brother is Tim??