Living in Idaho, you have to go to at
least one Rodeo.
All over our town were signs of
the upcoming rodeo.
The town was celebrating 100 years
of this tradition.
It's one of the top twelve professional rodeos.
We had to go!
We had great seats and sat next to a
volunteer, who was doing statistics for the show.
He was our own personal translator
and gave us the "play by play" of all the action.
click here for more about this rodeo
The opening ceremony was patriotic
and very spiritual.
There were Cowboys and Cowgirls everywhere.
I've never seen so many cowboy
hats in one day and in one place.
This little guy is four years old!
He flew down the center of the arena,
jumped off his horse and flung the goat to the ground.
You should of heard the cheers!
Each event is scored by rider and animal.
There are big $$ bucks $$, riding on each event.
Mutton Busting- children ride sheep similar to a bronc
Bareback Bronc Riding- where the horse attempts to throw the rider off
Steer Wrestling- the rider drops from his horse and wrestles the steer to the ground.
Team Roping- two riders lasso a steer, one around the head, the other around the feet
Saddle Bronc Riding- where the horse attempts to throw the rider off
Tie Down Roping-one rider tries to rope a steer to the ground
Barrel Racing- horse and rider try to complete a pattern around barrels
Bull Riding- rider attempts to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds, one handed
~The One Armed Bandit~
John Payne is the One Armed Bandit and
he put on a show at half time
(at least that's what I called it)
Those are two huge American buffaloes.
He was incredible!!
click here for more info about him.
Tom and I learned a lot about Rodeos
and we had so much fun.
Next time I'm wearing a cowboy hat!
A pink one!
"For God gave us a spirit not of fear
but of power and love and
2 Timothy 1:7