Sue Jarrard grains her cows and calves each morning before letting the cows out to graze for the day. Jared previously had more cows, but sold most of them this spring to make the work load more manageable. Now Jarrard keeps three cows that will milk and raise the calves she buys from around the area each spring.
The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inducted it’s first class in 2014. They induct a new class each year, including Sue Jarrard as one of the two Johnson County inductees this year. Sue follows in a line of several Jarrards who to have been inducted. “My name will always be somewhere I guess,” Sue joked about the idea of being included in this year’s group of inductees.
Sue Jarrard is a lifelong cowboy who was nominated and will be inducted into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame this coming September. Sue grew up with a love of horses and was raised by a mom who she describes as a lifelong cowboy.
Sue Jarrard rubs on one of her three horses after graining them during morning chores. Sue grew up loving horses and continues to rodeo to this day, running barrels at the Johnson County Cowgirls weekly jackpot in Buffalo. “I think I will need to have them around till I’m gone,” Sue said about the need to have horses in her life.
Sue Jarrard loves on her favorite old cow, Jewell, who is the granddaughter of one of the first calves she raised in town. The cow is halter broke and is the one that Sue can catch anywhere anytime, and each spring can usually raise three calves without much wear and tear.
After moving the cows out to the grazing pasture for the day, Sue Jarrard lets the calves out into their run for their own morning grain. This spring, Sue has nine calves that she is graining. Sue also keeps chickens by the cows, letting them out during the day and locking them up at night in hopes of keeping out the raccoons. This morning, a raccoon had crawled into the trap by her coop.
Sue Jarrard turns around the second barrel and looks for the third during the Kick Em Up Cans barrel race on July 4. Jarrard still runs barrels when she can bringing either one or two horses to local races, including the weekly Johnson County Cowgirls rodeos on Tuesday nights.
Sue Jarrard is one of two Johnson County residents who will be inducted with the 2020 class of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. Jarrard is one of several in the Jarrard family to have been included in the hall of fame. She moved to Kaycee with her husband after they got married and has been working in the area ever since. Jarrard will be inducted alongside Buffalo cowboy Raynard McKenzie this September at the ceremony in Casper.