Behind the Chutes: Thoughts from a Rodeo Wife

By Lacey Corbett

I love following ranch wives on social media, and a lot of them just finished up calving season. As much as it sounds like I’m comparing myself to a cow, I feel like I have a lot in common with those bovine mommas I would see giving birth to springtime calves. We just welcomed our son, Cannon, into the world on April 22, 2019.

Please understand my sense of humor here, but pregnant women and new mothers aren’t that different from cows, and I mean that in the most respectful way. Think about a first-time heifer when she calves; it’s new to her and sometimes she needs help.

However, when it’s time for her to have her second calf she knows the routine and knows what to expect. It’s a been-there-done-that experience for her and most of the time requires no help. I feel like I can relate a little to that same momma cow as we prepared for and welcomed baby number two.

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