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We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

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We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   

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June 10, 2016

 

New Mexico cowboy, songwriter, poet, entertainer, and photographer Mike Moutoux shares pictures from a branding in April, 2016. He writes:


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.

I was up in northern New Mexico recently to help a friend of mine, Randy Huston, get some fencing done on his ranch. It was a chance to spend some time with him and his dad who lives on the ranch and to get some photos of the work and of his corriente cattle which are gorgeous photo subjects. His brother Tom was also there to help with a branding on a picture perfect day.
 


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.



© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.


It's the Hustons' tradition to rope cattle by the head and hind legs for branding, letting the ground crew take over when the animal is down.  There were just a few to do, so the pace was very relaxed and the ropers actually encouraged me to take lots of photographs.

 


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.
Randy Houston


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.
Tom and Randy Huston

 


Randy and Tom's father, Darrell Huston, 81 and still riding



Their horses share a pasture with cattle, so when they are feeding the horses, they drive out until they find them and take off letting the horses get away from the cattle that would want to share the feed. Makes for a fun photo op.

 


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.
 


© 2016, Mike Moutoux, www.mikemoutoux.com. Request permission for use.



 

 

Mike Moutoux has also contributed other photos to Picture the West, including:

  Mike Moutoux' fall New Mexico branding photos

  New Mexico's Gila National Forest

  Javelinas

Gathering cattle in the Pecos Wilderness

  The "old guy" cowboying story and photos

New Mexico Centennial Cattle Drive

Cowboying in the Pecos Wilderness in northern New Mexico

  The New Mexico range where he works, near Silver City




Find some of Mike Moutoux's poetry and lyrics
 and more about him here and at his web site.

 


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We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

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Other recent photos in Picture the West....


 

  Fall at Linda Nadon's Saskatchewan ranch

  Amy Hale Auker's last-camp-of -the-year photos

 

 


Find an index of all of the many past photos here.

 

See the most recent past photos, starting on page 147.

 


 

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