The Rodeo

We went to a nearby rodeo recently. Here are some photos and commentary from that.

We start with the horses lined up for the opening cermonies:

photo of rodeo horses lined by the fence

which include running the flags around while the anthems are sung:

photo of rodeo horses parading the flags around the arena


It wasn’t just a rodeo – it was an equestrian expo (with a rodeo as part of it)

photo of equestrian expo

One of the first events was to get the lassos ready:

photo of rodeo cowboys practicing with the lasso

in order to prevent the goat from getting away:

photo of rodeo cowgirl tying a goat

Sometimes you get the bull:

photo of rodeo cowboy roping a bull

Sometimes the bull gets you:

photo of rodeo cowboy tackling a bull

There were slalom races:

photo of rodeo horse racing around the slalom pole

And the evening finished with the bull riding:

photo of bullriding at the rodeo

Okay, it actually finished with the bull standing still:

photo of rodeo bull

The older kids enjoyed it and wanted to stay to the very end. So we did.

I recommend it – well worth the $5 admission.

Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.

James 3:3

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2 Responses to “The Rodeo”

  1. phoebe Says:

    Looks fun, though I suspect my allergies would not enjoy it.

  2. Some Guy Says:

    Maybe you could take your allergies to the sports expo instead. Or maybe send your allergies to the sports expo while you go to the rodeo.

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