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BAJOOL CAMP DRAFT

 

This is an annual event run by the Bajool Working Horses Association.

The rider starts the challenge in a smaller pen (camp) with numerous young cattle from which he must isolate one and herd it out of the gate into the larger arena.

 

The arena has  4 poles set up  and the cattle must be herded around the poles in a specific order.  The rider is scored on the initial draft from the camp, then by the number of poles they get around. There is a time limit and they must stop on the end signal.

Strict rules must be followed in relation to the cattle used:  They cannot be used more than once, so even if they were in the camp for a specific number of riders but not actually drafted out  they  still cannot be kept for the next group. The junior rider are warned that they will lose points if the cattle are misused or stressed. They are loaded on to transports and taken back to their paddocks a short time after the event ie. By the time the juniors started their events the cattle used by the senior riders had headed home.

 

BAJOOL CAMP DRAFT

 

This is an annual event run by the Bajool Working Horses Association.

The rider starts the challenge in a smaller pen (camp) with numerous young cattle from which he must isolate one and herd it out of the gate into the larger arena.

 

The arena has  4 poles set up  and the cattle must be herded around the poles in a specific order.  The rider is scored on the initial draft from the camp, then by the number of poles they get around. There is a time limit and they must stop on the end signal.

Strict rules must be followed in relation to the cattle used:  They cannot be used more than once, so even if they were in the camp for a specific number of riders but not actually drafted out  they  still cannot be kept for the next group. The junior rider are warned that they will lose points if the cattle are misused or stressed. They are loaded on to transports and taken back to their paddocks a short time after the event ie. By the time the juniors started their events the cattle used by the senior riders had headed home.

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jul 2010, 03:03
Nice one, Aussie...did you put down the camera and give the cattle drafting a go?
Aussie: No and I have to confess if I hadn't been taking photo's it would have been more interesting to watch grass grow
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2010, 06:27
Welcome back Aussie: I hope you're settled in now at home. This is a great action shot!
Aussie: Still painting and cleaning up the garden but it feels like home
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Jul 2010, 06:38
Keep the quality of beef intact, otherwise you have to eat joey. Lovely action with turf flying allover the place.
Aussie: Rockhampton is the beef capital of Queensland and has statues of bulls everywhere. So can you imagine me lining up for the roast beef dinner in the evening after the event and asking for just vegetables.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jul 2010, 07:06
Interesting game. Very well captured
Aussie: Thank you it's been 3 months since I touched my camera.
The shadow on the cow's body looks quite sinister, and the cow looks like it is looking at the shadow. Well captured.
Aussie: The shadow was the bit that caught my eye.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Jul 2010, 07:55
Aussie good to see you again.great action shot.just got off the phone talking to Tony about the comming weekend looks like I will be in Toowomba
Aussie: That would be right I come back and you leave town
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Jul 2010, 08:05
Fantastic clarity Aussie
I love the look in the cow's eye! Lots of action and very well taken.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2010, 11:50
I can't tell you how good it is to see you again, Aussie. You must have known we've been thinking of you! I think the cow is looking at YOU, wondering where you've been all this time. smile I do appreciate the care that seems to be taken in this sport. That would be important to me. Welcome back.
Good action shot. And even after all those rules and regs I bet there are still some animal rights campaigners shouting about animal cruelty etc.
Good to have you back Aussie. I love the love the look on the bullocks face
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 13 Jul 2010, 12:39
Great image. Thanks for the info too, it puts it all in perspective.

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