Old time ranch rodeo – photo essay

Trent Ear rides around the rodeo arena to demonstrate the Stoney Nakoda Ghana Relay. | Mike Sturk photo

Photo essay | The Bar U Ranch National Historical site near Lacombe, Alta., hosted an Alberta Old Time Ranch Rodeo event Aug. 15. Teams of working cowboys competed in events often carried out on a ranch. | Mike Sturk photos

The Bar U Ranch National Historical site near Longview, Alta., hosted an Alberta Old Time Ranch Rodeo event Aug. 15. Teams of working cowboys competed in events often carried out on a ranch. | Mike Sturk photos

Mahrpiya Tâo Wî Ryder greets the horses of the Duce Ranch rodeo team. | Mike Sturk photo
Dan Scott, left, and Kyle Johnson team rope a calf during the team branding event. | Mike Sturk photo
Natalie Benjamin applies a chalk brand to a calf while her Soderglen Ranches teammates Jared Sherman, left, Kyle Johnson, header, and Dan Scott, heeler, hold the animal steady during the team branding event. | Mike Sturk photo

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