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BRANDING — Roping & Stock Handling Techniques in the Great Basin

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CALIFORNIOS BRANDING — Roping & Stock Handling Techniques
in the Great Basin & Old California Traditions
Traditional Stockmanship Series: Volume 1

Incredibly photographed, this documentary style instructional piece takes viewers deep into the world of the buckaroo at work, branding cattle on the western ranges.

David Weaver and Gwynn Turnbull Weaver have compiled this rare opportunity for viewers to be “a fly on the wall” at a series of authentic, real life brandings in the “rodear style”.

David Weaver offers a lifetime of experience from the big outfits of the region while Gwynn brings the ethical relationship between horses, cattle and stockmen into focus. Their clear insights, learned in their decade long Ranch Roping Clinic tours prove to be a balanced, interesting mix of theory and application.

Peppered with actual interviews with some of the regions handiest cowboys, hard to get information is intricately woven into spectacular actual footage. Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, and Larry Schutte, to name a few, share their unique insights and opinions. More than just philosophy, this in depth masterpiece chronicles a way of life while educating viewers on the finer points of branding. From the peripheral details of gathering, size and shape of branding traps, where to put the fire, ground work and stock management; to the actual roping, setting up shots, dallying, running rope, pulling, managing calves at the fire, slack handling and the etiquette that saturates it all. In addition, there are tips for handling green horses through the ever changing situations of the branding pen, as well as information about the signature rope of the buckaroo; the rawhide reata.

Set against the strikingly beautiful high desert vistas of the Great Basin and the oak studded hills of California, this video is a must have for all who hope to achieve true handiness or anyone enamored with the West and its time honored stockmanship.

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2 reviews for BRANDING — Roping & Stock Handling Techniques in the Great Basin

  1. mrg1947m

    Without a doubt the best DVD on the subject. Dave and Gwynn are excellent teachers. This is a very well made DVD with great music from Dave Stamey. I know people who will never rope a cow who own and watch this DVD just for the quality of the production and the music and beautiful scenery. This DVD is the benchmark for ranch roping.

  2. chorses

    This DVD covers so much more than the title. It is an excellent example of true stockmanship, horsemanship and even people skills ( such as how a good crew should work ) let alone the wonderful explanation of various loops and roping techniques. The narrative provided by a group of highly qualified and experienced horseman is straight forward and well thought out. That being said, it is filmed so well, you could turn off the sound and learn alot! I have about worn this DVD out. Highly recommend this one!

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