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"Miss Alan Jackson on Bob Dale"

This artwork as a painting of "Miss Alan Jackson on Bob Dale”, by the rodeo King of the Ropers and western artist William MacLeod.

First, the picture of the cowgirl on the Quarter horse was originally drawn by artist Marilyn Domer from a "Ranchin' and Rodeoin' Coloring Book (that was published in 2020)".

I had first scanned and photocopied the illustration from the coloring book and I decided to paint this portrait of turning this Quarter horse into Bob Dale and also, the cowgirl into my friend Marilyn Chisholm as Miss Alan Jackson, as I decided to put the writing of "ALAN" on the pink chaps.

While I was painting this image, I was thinking that patriotism is displayed at every tie-down roping competition arena as athletes and spectators stand, remove their hats and place their hands over their hearts for the national anthem, as when I was painting this image is that when I was painting the great portraits of Miss Rodeo America of Marilyn Chisholm and also the horse named "Bob Dale", I was painting this image for three slow days between one day in April 2021 and also two other days in May of 2021 as you can tell right there that those are striking good colors.

I was thinking that this really just looks like another one of my best absolutely realistic images that I ever did as if this is a portrait of a beautiful tie-down roping horse, as if this would've been perfect for a 7 page picture book called "Tie-Down Ropin' Competitions Picture Book", as if inspired by real tie-down roping competition of all the equipment and gear scenes, your cowkids ropers will enjoy this authentic picture book in paperback. From the grand entry to roper boots and tie-down roping competition to roping the calf dummy, this picture book will ring true with real tie-down roping cowkids and give those who only dream of being cowboys an authentic glimpse inside the western way of life, as if the book is 9x11 and is 7 pages.

When I was painting this image, did you know that the first tie-down roping events were held in the 1800s? They were friendly contests between cowboys. Learn more in this "Tie-Down Ropin' Competitions Picture Book", as you'll see hard drivin' pretty exciting tie-down roping competition action, as it's all here for a future tie-down roping star as you'll really love this frontier adventure!

Saddle up for a real Wild West calf roping competition! Say howdy to national roping champions and learn a few tricks before headin' the roping's Grand Entry. You'll learn the ropes and the rules of learning lots of different lariat swings by getting a close-up look at the cowpokes brave enough to compete in the pretty exciting tie-down roping competitions.

And you'll get so close to the arena, you'll almost feel the dust kick up all around you. Cowboy up! Plus, you'll meet Rosebud, the cutest runaway calf in the West (who gets away in the arena).

Sit tall in the saddle and rope for this fun-in-the-arena adventure that'll make you say: SOMEDAY I WANNA BE A TIE-DOWN ROPER!

All About: Tie-Down Roping competition

But another cowboy has a different job over the winter.

He's a tie-down roper in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Ride and rope 'em cowboy!

Did you know...
There are still cowboys today, although they often ride in trucks instead of on horses. The best place to see cowboy skills today is at a tie-down roping competition by watching it!

Did you know that the best place to see cowboy skills today is at a tie-down roping competition?

Tie-down roping is closest to genuine cowboy life and is an integral part of a western horse's basic training.