Saturday, May 12, 2012

Branding in the Pahsimeroi Valley 2012

Branding in the Pahsimeroi Valley: 
This spring I had the opportunity to attend an awesome calf branding in May, Idaho.  One of the best I've ever been to.  Great hands, everyone worked well together and couldn't have asked for better weather.

Here are a few pictures I took that afternoon.

Catch Specialist
Favorite Shot of the Day
Another horse that just grabs my attention behind the camera
I was also giving shots.  At one point in time...Wayne Baker had to remind me to "Come Shoot this one" with a I had got distracted by a pretty pony pulling one to the fire & was shooting with my camera :)
Watchful Eye
Martiny Men
Ready for Action

Draggin to the Fire
When the Smoke Clears

 Big beautiful strong mountian horse!
I was clearly smitten by this fine specimen of horse flesh.
Justin warned not to brag on his horse too much...
It would give him a big head :)

Tom Martiny awaits the next calf
Boss Men
Setting Up the Shot
Headin' & Heelin'
Packin' Iron
All in a Days Work
Thankful for healthy baby calves.
Thankful for a great day branding with an amazing crew of hands.
Thankful for perfectly beautiful weather.
Thankful for a home-cooked meal with friends and family.
Thankful for the blessings of Ranchers.
Thankful for RAIN & the green grass springing up on the mountain.
So THANKFUL for so many beautiful blessings this morning!
Wishing you all a THANKFUL THURSDAY filled with more blessings than you can count ~ Mindy

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  1. I was twitterpated with him all day! It was his 1st time in the branding pen and he never made a wrong move!