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The Reno Rodeo cattle drive made its last camp of the 2018 trip this past Wednesday. Today, Thursday, June 14 , will mark the beginning of the 99th opening of the Reno Rodeo.
At the drive, riders, dusty from the trail, pushed cattle into a waiting pen at around 1 p.m. This is a must, as moving the cattle in the heat of the day would have consequences for both the cattle, horses, and riders alike.
Horses were lead to water and alfalfa, unsaddled, and washed before being allowed to graze at their leisure.
Being the last day of the 2018 cattle drive, many riders were preparing to say their goodbyes the next day. Some had traveled all the way from Germany, Australia, and across the U.S.
The ride, while certainly tough for both riders and animals, everyone appeared in good health and had high spirits.