Ranch Rodeo highlights rugged way of life

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Ranch Rodeo highlights rugged way of life

About 50 fans watch as locals compete at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The 2019 Four States Ag Expo Ranch Rodeo featured four- and five-member teams racing to complete tasks that replicate calf branding, calf sorting, penning, trailer loading and wild cow milking. It was held Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.

Ranch Rodeo highlights rugged way of life

Cowboys gather for an explanation of the rules Saturday night before the start of the Four States Ag Expo Ranch Rodeo.
A young cowboy is ready with his rope as he rides along between events with his father at the Ranch Rodeo.
Members of the Tomahawk Cattle Co. team compete in the branding round of the Ranch Rodeo.
The TNT Arena team hold down a calf for the branding competition at the Ranch Rodeo.
The Flying I Cattle Co. team rounds up a steer in the team sorting competition at the Ranch Rodeo.
Pitchfork F team members chase down a steer in the team sorting event.
Grabbing a steer by the tail, the R and M Cattle team work to load the animal in the trailer at the Ranch Rodeo.
A horse stumbles as the Fishtail Ranch team competes at the Ranch Rodeo.
A member of the Fishtail Ranch team flips out of the trailer during the Ranch Rodeo.
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