Arizona, Southwest USA, Western USA, Activity, Adult
Sedona, Arizona, USA - May 11, 2013: In a cloud of dust a cowboy brands a steer with a hot iron that momentarily sets the animal's hide on fire. The action takes place in a corral in the rural desert community of Pine Valley just outside Sedona, Arizona. A local rancher uses the corral to enclose the cattle and then chases them down on horseback and ropes their hind legs, upending them. Two ranch hands help subdue the grounded animal and hold it still until branding is complete. These animals were also neutered and vaccinated.