Now that all the babies are separated from the mama's, the cowboys set up the branding area. Carry in the branding irons, and the gas-grill-thingy to heat them in. The cooler full of meds, and the boxes of ear tags.
And invariably, the cowboys complain that their roping was "terrible today", which is understandable - considering all the pressure they are under. Or maybe its a bit like child-training: You think you're doing pretty good till you go in public and have eyes on you. (or your child) Anyways. Some guys are predictably good. I love watching the roping.
A cowboy from Rawlins, WY.
Note: The answer to the question above is, technically, nothing. But since most people wear gloves on both hands, it could look a bit funny! He was wearing a roping glove, to protect the hand he dallies with. His skin is too dry to dare try it without.
To be continued...