Cutting Dry Cows the Calandria

Cutting Dry Cows, the Calandria

I was always looking for something to climb up on to take photographs in the expanse of the roundup grounds. No one had ever seen a horse trailer until Buster Welch pulled up with “Old Blue” and unloaded Mr. San Peppy. The working horses were in great remudas on each of the four ranches and the remudero moved them from one pasture to the next as the cattle were gathered and worked on each ranch and shipped from the pens.

I suddenly remember my delight when I realized that I could shimmy up the slick sides of “Old Blue” and get a full panoramic shot of the roundup with the lead steers in the foreground and the sand dunes in the background.