Monday, August 17, 2009

That's gotta hurt!

Another first! Yes, almost 50 years old and still having firsts.

This 'big city' escapee is learning about living rural; attending a rodeo is part of the process. When it comes to education I always seem to learn better by doing, but in this case, observing was quite enough. I am not going to be a rodeo queen. Learning to ride is one thing, but what these cowboys and cowgirls do is something else, it has got to be painful, and takes years of practice.

The rodeo included Bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and 'trick riders'.

Just watching the participants and the way they interacted with each other was lots of fun. I am not sure who had more attitude though, the riders or the ridees! I think some of those bulls like the sound of applause and want to spend more time in the arena; they really did not want to leave!

It was quite a show. I am sure every one of the participants now needs chiropractic adjustment. Including the four legged ones.

That's gotta hurt!

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