Cowboys and Cowgirls in Kroombit
Trip Start Aug 12, 2010
135Trip End Sep 23, 2011
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Kroombit Cattle Ranch
After a day’s rest off the boat we got back on the OZ Experience bus and headed to a lesser known place called Kroombit. Here we would be visiting Kroombit Cattle Ranch, a traditional active cattle ranch nestled in 1000 acres of Queensland outback. Before arriving at the ranch we had little expectations and didn’t know what lay ahead for the next 2 days. Once arriving we soon realised that we were going to learn how to become Ringers (Australian Cowboy and Cowgirls).
During our nights stay we had a venison roast which had been farmed on the ranch and been cooking underground all day, delicious. Once dinner had gone down nicely it was time for some activities. Task 1 was to learn to ‘crack the whip’. Both me and Hollie learnt how to produce that sonic boom with perfection, even though its much harder than it looks and in the morning both our wrists were bruised
In the morning it was time for our 3rd Task. First we learnt how to Lassos goats. Before doing this for real in our rodeo we had time to practice on a cow carcass. Once practice was over we then entered the ring and were timed how long it would take us to catch our chosen goat with the lasso. Again not sure how Hollie would fare as a real cowgirl as this video demonstrates. If only I had the Benny Hill theme tune to go with it!!!
Enjoy, I laughed for days.
Love From The Apprentice Ringers x x x