Team Steer Roping

Heeler Dean Blum, left, waits for header Dylan Schmidt to rope the horns of a steer during the team roping competition on June 10, 2012 at the Capital City Horse and Pony Club. “Heeler” is the term given to the rider that ropes the hind legs of the cow, while “header” is the person in charge of roping the horns.

Adam Smith, 9, watches as the riders chase the steer during the team roping competition.Adam helped as a cattle pusher during the event, moving the steers along to prepare them for the event.

Cody Smola, left, and Johnny O’Kief, right, watch as flagman Clay Heerman waits to signal the timed event.

Adam Smith, 9, helps push the cattle along the chute to move them into the gate Adam said he occasionally ropes himself and goes to many of the club’s events.

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A steer waits in the chute while a team of ropers catch another steer during the team roping competition.

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