Riding The Bull in Kroombit
Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
13Trip End Jun 11, 2009
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Avoiding a night of fun at the lawn-bowling club the bus arrived in Kroombit the evening which made it a long day of traveling. Kroombit is about the closest I will get to true outback. It over the great dividing range so its a pretty arid, dry place
In the morning there was more excitement as everyone took part in a bit of a goat rodeo and a goat muster which was really cool. I learned how to throw a lasso and then we made teams and had a little time trial competition. The objective was to simulate the branding of a goat. So, two of us went into a ring with goat, we had to catch the goat drag it by the horns over to the other guy and then flip it by grabbing it legs and lifting it off the ground then holding it down with your knees. Then you would brand it (we didn't actually brand it though). We did a few other goat competitions and then headed out on horses to muster the goats out to passage. We herd the goats by getting up behind them and yelling loudly. We took the goats a couple of kilometers over all sorts of different terrain. The job was made harder by the fact that goats are extremely horny creature. But after a little hard work we managed to muster all of the goat to pasture.
So that was a fun little stop over and after the muster it was off to Rainbow Beach.