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Driving the herd

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Driving the herd

Cattle wrangler Pete Jones is on call to deal with rebellious Rapp bovines

What better place than Rappahannock County – known to feature more cows than people – for two modern-day cattle wranglers like Pete and Kristen Jones to land?

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Cattle wrangler Pete Jones before heading out on a cattle wrangling ride.

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Cattle wrangler Pete Jones takes rest after two rounds of riding.

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Pete and Kristen have three Border Collies as part of their wrangling team.

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A wrangling team: Pete and Kristen Jones, both 33. “It’s the emergency ‘I’m in a bind’ one-time random calls we get from people we don’t work for regularly that more than likely it’s a situation where you need to be on your A-game,” says Kristen.

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Custom-made spur straps made by Kristen.

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 A saddlebag full of medicine for cattle

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