Todd Earl Van Dorn
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Roping and Tying a Dairy Bred Calf
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 If you do have to rope dairy bred calves they have longer legs. You don't want to till your arena too deep. Your arena should be a little damp and packed so the calf won't hang a hind leg and snap.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donavan Maurico Leonard Aug 21, 2016.

 

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Donavan Maurico Leonard replied to Todd Earl Van Dorn's discussion Roping and Tying a Dairy Bred Calf
"Thanks a lot this info really helps I plan on pulling a few calves this year or the next and this knowledge really helps me out DML"
Aug 21, 2016
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Red Sky In The Rye 6/24/2016

 Old fashioned leather cowboy boot laces and plush eagle feathersNothing as fancy as Winter Count Ledgers or prestige if it keeps us together… Hells Canyon 7,900 feet deep crackles to the sea and their registrar doesn’t really matterAbout a young calf ropers bowline knot; the dreams that reside to catch her Dave Cannon Jr. and I were in the riffraff, my boyhood eyes wild at the Rockin’ C…By accumulating all the year ends, he was a mobster Columbia River Circuit “G” On my old Charmac horse…See More
Jun 25, 2016
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The Pickett Line 5/21/2016

 Our Tribe traded camas for teepee poles and canvas (Cayuse-Umatilla-Walla Walla)Our wheat was soft-white not hard red KansasThe fog banks hid grandiose Canadian goose plansGranddad, Brett Kamm and I drove to Idaho with our baby powder and rope cans The best double cab Ford diesel money could buyGranddad pointed at Chicken Dinner Rd. that’s The Pickett LineFeisty Beastie Boys we were ready to flank and tieBrett and I were equals, but one had more Catcher In The Rye The young Mustangers, wheat…See More
May 22, 2016
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Red Sky Night 5/18/2016

 Red Sky nightRodeo religion is my hearts delightRed sky in the mornRunway my West Coast Model was forlorn Sky ran off on the early bird scat cat flightBefore the perf when I pulled my slack real tightRefreshed my bones when she winked on her cell phoneTouchdown baggage and I can’t claim what the hell went wrong Romances, barn dance, rope cans on leather strapsBrushed flanks, Navajo blanks, quilting bees paid the fees Slick horns, sweet corn, beautiful barns the sheep are shorn Down the rope,…See More
May 18, 2016
Todd Earl Van Dorn commented on Todd Earl Van Dorn's blog post All We Owned 5/15/2016
"SongwritersHOWARD, FRED / VINCENT, NATHANIEL H. / FLETCHER, CURLEY  Todd Earl Van Dorn re-write Strawberry Roan Lyrics"
May 15, 2016
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All We Owned 5/15/2016

Casey and I left our homes with rodeo clothes we owned He rode and I roped of an old caballo the strawberry roan I was hangin' and jangin’ Casey got in wicked time A Casey Tibbs spur ride was Ft. Pierre sublime We always caught the ladies attention when we wore sunglasses to the shows The pretty young shop lady asked if we were rodeo riders I says, “I suppose”Casey walked into her store and bought purple mirrored Oakley’s on frames He says, “I need two pairs one for the Caddy and one for the…See More
May 15, 2016
Todd Earl Van Dorn commented on Todd Earl Van Dorn's blog post Pin and The Rowel 5/7/2016
"Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful rodeo and country Mother’s out there from Casey Tibbs poetry book project. I figured this poem out, because I’m a leader not a follower and I will always lean back and spur not sit on the…"
May 7, 2016
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Pin and The Rowel 5/7/2016

   The mountains were a green shamrock tintStirrups were covered in rough leather and lacedHe was a rough stock cowboy politically incorrectHis views were sharp as used bareback rowelsThe day Casey Tibbs taught him to drag them to the riggin’One was alone and one was in heaven with Binion’s herdsOne rowel with Casey and the other in the mountainsNobody knew the secret of the pin and the rowelHow this mountain roughy cowboy could mark one outHow he could spur a horse with snappy chapsThe one…See More
May 7, 2016
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FRESH COAST 4/24/2016

 Purple rain poured on the Blue MountainsApril was rodeo for feedlotter’s motivesThe wagon beds were littered with enough twineA drunken bronco buster could be pulled on back homeRodeo was like a monthly shower this cowboy wanted one rankHe wanted one on hind end jumping at the sky flyin’He drew Raspberry Beret and this was no re-rideHis bronc attire was silk rags and button up Levi straight legsInto Winnemucca to get on a bucker was goin’ hardPenny’s little purdy ladies gathered aroun’ the…See More
Apr 25, 2016
Todd Earl Van Dorn commented on Todd Earl Van Dorn's blog post Breaking My Binds 4/22/2016
"Breaking your binds is a bareback bronc riding term where the bareback bronc rider actually binds his riding hand into the riggin’ wedging his hand in there to make sure he just has to hang on. Apparently he can stay on a few jumps just…"
Apr 23, 2016
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Breaking My Binds 4/22/2016

 Her Death Cab For Cutie muzikWas for the long scoresIronically the horse I rode was a bad actor in the boxHer romantic quotes I staked as my bridal reins achedShe was the desired prize pup my outlaw heart pined forAll of this time right there in the drawThe other disqualifiers were sour old maids o’ milkWe meshed, our budding love was kempt, she confessed to be my silkJunior Rodeo days when homemade silk rodeo shirts were parent’s parNow Y’all aren’t stigmatized with bad ass ice nail…See More
Apr 23, 2016
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Apr 21, 2016
Todd Earl Van Dorn commented on Todd Earl Van Dorn's blog post Holier The Vengeance 4/19/2016
"I had to borrow a line from a required college book- Setting The Fires by Darlene Pagan a Portland, Oregon Professor. There are many who misidentify me as a Texan because of my cowboy heritage. I have a great Texas influence from my host families…"
Apr 21, 2016
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Apr 17, 2016
Todd Earl Van Dorn commented on Todd Earl Van Dorn's blog post Iowa Warsh 4/12/2016
"I never noticed saying Warsh or Turch until one of my Pendleton city friends in junior high made fun of me for saying it. I wrote my first poem for Gramps Van Dorn’s funeral and got the idea from a Run DMC song Son of Byford. I was in 7th…"
Apr 13, 2016
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Iowa Warsh 4/12/2016

  His Grandparents were married in TurchHis Gramps put his clothes in Iowa WarshThey worked hard for a dollar never did dare borrowWasn’t any horse he couldn’t brush Anywhere near the Seymour ranch money was scarceHis Gramps raised many thousands of minkHe had a meat grinder on the old tractorThe hard part was fetchin’ up old plow horse dinks Gramps was cleaner than most operating tablesHe had his own lumber yard and feed storeWhen the train went by it dropped his suppliesHe let his little boys…See More
Apr 13, 2016

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Red Sky In The Rye 6/24/2016

 

Old fashioned leather cowboy boot laces and plush eagle feathers

Nothing as fancy as Winter Count Ledgers or prestige if it keeps us together…

 

Hells Canyon 7,900 feet deep crackles to the sea and their registrar doesn’t really matter…

Continue

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 2:13pm

The Pickett Line 5/21/2016

 

Our Tribe traded camas for teepee poles and canvas (Cayuse-Umatilla-Walla Walla)

Our wheat was soft-white not hard red Kansas

The fog banks hid grandiose Canadian goose plans

Granddad, Brett Kamm and I drove to Idaho with our baby powder and rope…

Continue

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 10:40am

Red Sky Night 5/18/2016

 

Red Sky night

Rodeo religion is my hearts delight

Red sky in the morn

Runway my West Coast Model was forlorn

 

Sky ran off on the early bird scat cat…

Continue

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 8:29pm

All We Owned 5/15/2016

Casey and I left our homes with rodeo clothes we owned

He rode and I roped of an old caballo the strawberry roan

I was hangin' and jangin’ Casey got in wicked time

A Casey Tibbs spur ride was Ft. Pierre sublime

 

We always caught the ladies attention when we wore sunglasses to the shows

The pretty young shop lady asked if we were…

Continue

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:32pm on June 28, 2015, Eathon Rose said…
Thank you for the welcome Todd. I am coming to the end of my five year military service and am looking forward to going home to Oklahoma where I have a couple cousins that have been roping since I can remember. They got me started at a very young age and I put it down about 6-7 years ago. I started getting back into it as much as I could about this time last year. My main problem is that I don't have a horse to rope off of yet. I have to go home and break the two horses there then train them. I am very excited to get back to what I love and grew up doing, being a cowboy. My biggest goal at the moment is to get started small then progress through the ranks and win at the NFR someday. Any advice, tips, or references that I could go to for help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your support of the military and the warm welcome. Sincerely, Eathon Rose
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