|The arena with about 3 inches of mud to play in|
|Dodge Ram, the major sponsor|
Saddle Bronc Riding
Rodeo’s “classic” event has roots that run deep in the history of the Old West. Ranch hands would often gather and compete among themselves to see who could display the best style while riding unbroken horses. It was from this early competition that today’s event was born.
I don’t think we need to say much on what they do…making the rodeo so much more fun to watch. They do an amazing job at distracting an angry bull once he’s thrown his rider into the dirt, or just plan entertaining the audience. They are wonderful!
|What's a rodeo without the clown?|
The horsemanship skills and competitive drive in this fast and furious event definitely draws the crowd participation. First of all, the contestant enters the arena at full speed on a sprinting American Quarter Horse. They start the pattern which triggers an electronic eye that starts the clock. The racer rides a cloverleaf pattern around 3 barrels and sprints back out of the arena, tripping the eye and stopping the clock as the horse and rider leave.
|Okay, so now where is my other shoe....I see it!!!|
|Bringing out the American Flag|
|The Flag extended. . .quite a sight|
|The fallen rider's horse|
|"Beer Here" vendor wearing funny hats|
|These cowboys jut got new pistols from Grandma to try out|
|Little Adel, who captured our hearts in the bleachers.|
Hugs to all.
Kay & Jeff