Roping on the River
- December 6, 2016
- Jenn Zeller
On the 20th of November flat hats and bridle horses descended upon our ranch. Our good friend and former neighbor booked the barn so that he could host a ranch roping, “Roping on the River”.
None of our crew had ever been to a ranch roping, but we practice this style of roping all the time, and we even host an annual “Big Loop” style branding.
Me, I grew up roping breakaway calves, so I had a hard time learning these loops, and learning how to swing differently so this was a lot of work. I’m still not super handy at it, but I’m getting better! That said, I was fortunate enough to win the Novice Class, on a team with my Cowboy, and our neighbor Jesse (also my bad ass farrier and known to many as the cowboy that makes my calendar on a yearly basis!) And in the Draw roping, I know I heard a +2 on the overhand loop I threw, because I threw it over another critter to catch the one I was after!
I have plenty to say and teach you all about this style of roping, but for now, the images of the day will have to suffice!
About Jenn Zeller
Jenn Zeller is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, photographer, brilliant social media strategist and lover of all things western. After a brief career in the investment world to support her horse habit (and satisfy her...