MENTORS

The old timers built traps
with limp ropes
in small branding pens
 
before the team ropers showed
to take their place,
as time overtook them
 
and their steady horses.
Almost anyone can catch 
two feet going slow and easy.
 
Homer, Earl, Dave and E.J.,
I can picture them now
roping just like me.

2 responses to “MENTORS

  1. You’ve got that right on, John. Thanks!

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  2. John, I always enjoy your photos taken at branding time. It was one of our favorite times as well. I enjoyed heeling and became pretty good at it. I did not practice “trapping” but instead threw my loop over the flank area which carried underneath and in front of the heels. Worked for me!

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