Summer time means play time! At least some of the time. A side job we have to raise and provide heifers for sorting and roping events. We have several throughout the summer- some with fairs, others with the Team Penning and Branding Association. The best part about taking them out there is that we get to join in the fun.
There are always a handful of regulars that go to these things. You have your older generations that are still trying to live the dream and the hobby cowboys that don't do it full time but jump in where they can on the weekends. At the end of the day, the cowboys that eat, sleep, and dream EVERYTHING cowboy come out for the roping. I love watching those cowboys and horses that know what they are doing. They move effortlessly. They don't make a lot of noise and don't draw a lot of attention. They move together with their horses, already knowing what to do.
It was a party for the Eliason family in Blackfoot for the first TP&B. Everyone came down to do a little cowboying and enjoy the company. This is the kind of fun our family has on a day off!