This weekend we went to Grace, where Brent competed in a team branding, which is one of Brent's all time favorite things! He competed on a couple of teams with his brother, Jared, who is pictured here with Brent. Jared is the youngest in the family, and will be a junior in high school this year.
Brent and Jared.
Okay, I better explain exactly what a team branding is. Basically, there are 4 members on a team, and 4 cattle in the arena. Two of the team members have to rope (while horseback) 2 of the cattle around the head, and back feet. The other two team members brand the cattle, (with paint, or pancake batter-- harmless!) once they've been roped. Then they switch duties, and the two people who "branded" the first two cattle, rope the last 2 cattle, and the other 2 team members brand them. Sounds complicated, but it's really not. It is a timed event, and the team with the fastest time wins a cash prize!! Brent loves this event. . . really, he loves anything that has to do with roping, horses, and cows! He entered this one NINE TIMES!! Brent and J are the two on the ground running in the pic below.
Suzanne with our horse, "Appy" at the team branding.