When the cowboys go out to drive the cattle, they ride from one end of the pasture to the other. By the time they reach the far end, they'll know where all the cows are, and they turn around and drive them all back.

When the cowboys go out to drive the cattle, they ride from one end of the pasture to the other. By the time they reach the far end, they'll know where all the cows are, and they turn around and drive them all back.

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 Horse catching up with a cow in the team roping event at the college rodeo in Brownwood.

Horse catching up with a cow in the team roping event at the college rodeo in Brownwood.

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 West Texas, 2017

West Texas, 2017

 West Texas, 2017

West Texas, 2017

 All the cattle have been gathered at the end of the pasture, and now they only have to drive for half a mile before they put them in the pins. This is usually the easy part of the job, unless some of the cattle decide to run off. Not this day, though.

All the cattle have been gathered at the end of the pasture, and now they only have to drive for half a mile before they put them in the pins. This is usually the easy part of the job, unless some of the cattle decide to run off. Not this day, though.

 Cowboys in West Texas dress a certain way. Cowboy hat, long-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, boots and chaps. Your shirt has to be tucked in your pants. Showing up at a ranch any different, is seen as a sign of disrespect from the old cowboys.

Cowboys in West Texas dress a certain way. Cowboy hat, long-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, boots and chaps. Your shirt has to be tucked in your pants. Showing up at a ranch any different, is seen as a sign of disrespect from the old cowboys.

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 Paisley playing in the field

Paisley playing in the field

 Hawkins is a rodeo rider at Odessa College, and him and Shawn are best friends. They're together almost every day working, eating, laughing and training. Hawkins rides saddled bucking horses. This summer he became the 8th best in the nation, at the National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.

Hawkins is a rodeo rider at Odessa College, and him and Shawn are best friends. They're together almost every day working, eating, laughing and training. Hawkins rides saddled bucking horses. This summer he became the 8th best in the nation, at the National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.

 Paisley looking out the back of the pickup, to check I was alright.

Paisley looking out the back of the pickup, to check I was alright.

 West Texas, 2017

West Texas, 2017

 Every beginning of a rodeo starts with the national anthem and a prayer. Here is the coach of Odessa College, C.J. Aragon, with one of the athletes, Jake Trujillo.

Every beginning of a rodeo starts with the national anthem and a prayer. Here is the coach of Odessa College, C.J. Aragon, with one of the athletes, Jake Trujillo.

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Patrick Martinussen

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 West Texas, 2017

West Texas, 2017

 Toya Bolton, West Texas, 2017

Toya Bolton, West Texas, 2017

 Horses drinking after a long day herding cattle. West Texas, 2017

Horses drinking after a long day herding cattle. West Texas, 2017

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Building roads

Shawn checking out the materials for building a new road.

 College students have a final blowout in Stephenville, Texas after the final rodeo of the season. Only the College Finals in Casper, Wyoming is left.

College students have a final blowout in Stephenville, Texas after the final rodeo of the season. Only the College Finals in Casper, Wyoming is left.

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 Ty Ellis after the last college rodeo of the season in Stephenville, Texas. His roommates and girlfriend put a cigarette in his mouth, to try and convince him that he smoked cigarettes the night before, even though he never smoked before.

Ty Ellis after the last college rodeo of the season in Stephenville, Texas. His roommates and girlfriend put a cigarette in his mouth, to try and convince him that he smoked cigarettes the night before, even though he never smoked before.

 Shawn watches the stars with his daughter, Paisley Jo, outside the house of his father. "My kids have made me a better man. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world".

Shawn watches the stars with his daughter, Paisley Jo, outside the house of his father. "My kids have made me a better man. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world".

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 Clouds moving in over Shawn's house in Gardendale, Texas

Clouds moving in over Shawn's house in Gardendale, Texas

 Porch in Idaho, 2017

Porch in Idaho, 2017

 Boy at a branding in Idaho, 2017

Boy at a branding in Idaho, 2017

 Hawkins carrying Shawn's daughter Paisley into the house after a long night.

Hawkins carrying Shawn's daughter Paisley into the house after a long night.

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Patrick Martinussen

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 Boy dragging his horses to cover in a hail storm in New Mexico.

Boy dragging his horses to cover in a hail storm in New Mexico.

 Ty Ellis washing up after 15 hours of herding and branding cattle. Idaho, 2017

Ty Ellis washing up after 15 hours of herding and branding cattle. Idaho, 2017

 Marvin and his son Dylan at a barbecue in West Texas.

Marvin and his son Dylan at a barbecue in West Texas.

 When the cowboys go out to drive the cattle, they ride from one end of the pasture to the other. By the time they reach the far end, they'll know where all the cows are, and they turn around and drive them all back.
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 Horse catching up with a cow in the team roping event at the college rodeo in Brownwood.
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 West Texas, 2017
 West Texas, 2017
 All the cattle have been gathered at the end of the pasture, and now they only have to drive for half a mile before they put them in the pins. This is usually the easy part of the job, unless some of the cattle decide to run off. Not this day, though.
 Cowboys in West Texas dress a certain way. Cowboy hat, long-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, boots and chaps. Your shirt has to be tucked in your pants. Showing up at a ranch any different, is seen as a sign of disrespect from the old cowboys.
IMG_4420 copy.jpg
 Paisley playing in the field
 Hawkins is a rodeo rider at Odessa College, and him and Shawn are best friends. They're together almost every day working, eating, laughing and training. Hawkins rides saddled bucking horses. This summer he became the 8th best in the nation, at the National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.
 Paisley looking out the back of the pickup, to check I was alright.
 West Texas, 2017
 Every beginning of a rodeo starts with the national anthem and a prayer. Here is the coach of Odessa College, C.J. Aragon, with one of the athletes, Jake Trujillo.
Patrick Martinussen
 West Texas, 2017
 Toya Bolton, West Texas, 2017
 Horses drinking after a long day herding cattle. West Texas, 2017
Building roads
 College students have a final blowout in Stephenville, Texas after the final rodeo of the season. Only the College Finals in Casper, Wyoming is left.
C60I2613 copy.JPG
 Ty Ellis after the last college rodeo of the season in Stephenville, Texas. His roommates and girlfriend put a cigarette in his mouth, to try and convince him that he smoked cigarettes the night before, even though he never smoked before.
 Shawn watches the stars with his daughter, Paisley Jo, outside the house of his father. "My kids have made me a better man. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world".
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 Clouds moving in over Shawn's house in Gardendale, Texas
 Porch in Idaho, 2017
 Boy at a branding in Idaho, 2017
 Hawkins carrying Shawn's daughter Paisley into the house after a long night.
Patrick Martinussen
 Boy dragging his horses to cover in a hail storm in New Mexico.
 Ty Ellis washing up after 15 hours of herding and branding cattle. Idaho, 2017
 Marvin and his son Dylan at a barbecue in West Texas.

When the cowboys go out to drive the cattle, they ride from one end of the pasture to the other. By the time they reach the far end, they'll know where all the cows are, and they turn around and drive them all back.

Horse catching up with a cow in the team roping event at the college rodeo in Brownwood.

Patrick Martinussen

Patrick Martinussen fra Orbicon til magasinet VÆKST

West Texas, 2017

West Texas, 2017

All the cattle have been gathered at the end of the pasture, and now they only have to drive for half a mile before they put them in the pins. This is usually the easy part of the job, unless some of the cattle decide to run off. Not this day, though.

Cowboys in West Texas dress a certain way. Cowboy hat, long-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, boots and chaps. Your shirt has to be tucked in your pants. Showing up at a ranch any different, is seen as a sign of disrespect from the old cowboys.

Paisley playing in the field

Hawkins is a rodeo rider at Odessa College, and him and Shawn are best friends. They're together almost every day working, eating, laughing and training. Hawkins rides saddled bucking horses. This summer he became the 8th best in the nation, at the National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, Wyoming.

Paisley looking out the back of the pickup, to check I was alright.

West Texas, 2017

Every beginning of a rodeo starts with the national anthem and a prayer. Here is the coach of Odessa College, C.J. Aragon, with one of the athletes, Jake Trujillo.

Patrick Martinussen

Patrick Martinussen fra Orbicon til magasinet VÆKST

West Texas, 2017

Toya Bolton, West Texas, 2017

Horses drinking after a long day herding cattle. West Texas, 2017

Building roads

Shawn checking out the materials for building a new road.

College students have a final blowout in Stephenville, Texas after the final rodeo of the season. Only the College Finals in Casper, Wyoming is left.

Ty Ellis after the last college rodeo of the season in Stephenville, Texas. His roommates and girlfriend put a cigarette in his mouth, to try and convince him that he smoked cigarettes the night before, even though he never smoked before.

Shawn watches the stars with his daughter, Paisley Jo, outside the house of his father. "My kids have made me a better man. I wouldn't change it for anything in the world".

Clouds moving in over Shawn's house in Gardendale, Texas

Porch in Idaho, 2017

Boy at a branding in Idaho, 2017

Hawkins carrying Shawn's daughter Paisley into the house after a long night.

Patrick Martinussen

Patrick Martinussen fra Orbicon til magasinet VÆKST

Boy dragging his horses to cover in a hail storm in New Mexico.

Ty Ellis washing up after 15 hours of herding and branding cattle. Idaho, 2017

Marvin and his son Dylan at a barbecue in West Texas.

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