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Old May 3, 2013, 4:18 PM   #1
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We're in outback Queensland at the moment - for those outside Oz we're about 1000km west of Brisbane - and at a small town of Rolleston, we called in at their annual "cutting" event

This entails a horse & rider cutting a beast from a mob of animals and keeping it separated for 20 seconds or more. This is done with the rider -not- using the reins ... it's all done by the trained horse

Here's 1/2-dozen images from the event
Exif = all taken with the Panny G2 using the 45-200mm lens; "S" mode of 1/1000; ISO - auto; meaning Aperture varied as well with changes in sunlight

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As always, comments welcome
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Old May 15, 2013, 4:55 PM   #2
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nice pics m8 the first one looks like a mexican stand off situation.
so how big is pen? because it doesnt look that big in your photos, from your pics it looks very dificult to stay on, i might have to go on youtube and try to find some video


just watched a few vids and crikey they move fast, i bet its really hard to stay on, even in western saddles, especialy because you have no idea which way the horse is going to turn next lol

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G'day Kaz

Thanks for your thoughts
The pen is about 100m long x 50m wide and the action takes place in a 50m x 50m area where the cattle are held by a couple of roustabouts

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Some excellent photo's. I have a friend who has a ranch in Western Canada and they do a lot of cutting with their cattle herds.

The skills that cowboys and their mounts have are something to see in action.

I know that Australia has had a large sheep industry...also nice to see photo's of your cattle operations.
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G'day Les

Thanks for your feedback
Also - I think we have more cattle than sheep - not 100% sure about that, but our 2 countries + Brazil are the beef exporters to the world

Like farming countries everywhere, our farmers are at the mercy of the elements ... one side of the country is lots of rain & feed; the inland areas are in drought with some areas only getting 40mm / 2" of rain over the last 6 months [against an expected 400mm]. Cattle are being disposed off for $20p head whereas the farmer needs $200ph to break even. Tiz a sad life for many

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