Legends in the Making

When American cowboys of the 1800’s ran cattle together on open ranges, they gathered each year to separate their herds from their neighbors.  This is what we call “Cutting”.  Naturally, when you bring a group of people working together it turns into a competition, and equine competitions are some of the best.   The Cutting and Rodeo heritages run strong and deep, and have for centuries.   In the 1800’s they were also a grand social events, some say the original networking events, and nothing much from that has changed today.  The ranchers gathered, there was a competition and the families shared their stories and wares from the last gathering.  They revealed crafts, sold wares, exchange recipes, but most of all, they shared laughter and ideas.  They worked side by side to teach and guide their children and developed a strong community. From this we have seen many  “Legends” in the equine industries that give us inspiration to keep these events going.   With technology and advancement we no longer run herds together, and most of the gathering and sorting is done with pickup trucks and squeeze chutes, but the social  heart of where these events began, lives on in all of the people involved, and it is so strong that it will live on for many more generations to come.

By our actions, we wish to demonstrate the legendary proceedings of the men and women, unafraid of hard work, who founded the west, and the lifestyle that gave them the courage it took to endure its hardships and lead them to a better life.

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