Rural America! Still part of the "Old West" I still get excited about driving thru a herd of cattle, or sheep and in May we can drive thru the biggest horse drive in America. Mother's Day weekend is traditional for moving the Sombrero Ranch horses from their winter range to the ranch to prepare for summer horse rentals and then into hunting season. They usually move over 300 head, right thru the small town of Maybell Colorado. Dudes pay lots of money to participate in a real horse drive. It's getting more attention each year and is becoming a great spectator event. It's pretty breathtaking seeing that many horses streaming down Hwy 40.
Anyhow, here's a few pictures I got this weekend as we drove up to Black Mountain to catch some colors, most of that we missed, but this was still fun. You don't realize how big these bulls are till your right next to them.
And I had to get the cowboy. That's pretty western and rural, and yes you see locals still dressed just like this, sitting in the coffee shop with all the answers on how to "fix" this country.
A few years ago while waiting in line to vote I heard someone come in wearing spurs....yes, spurs, those apparatus we wear when we ride, should we have a horse that needs a little more encouragement. Before I turned around I had a pretty good idea who it was. We have one eccentric old cowboy dude that still dresses the part and usually wears spurs, although he probably hasn't been on his horse for weeks. Anyway, I turned around and it wasn't him, but our local "Brand Inspector"....in this part of the country we still have Brand Inspector who check livestock to insure it's been legally obtained.
I'll post the "fall" colors later.