Thursday, July 16, 2015

Yeehaw! It's Rodeo Time!

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.

We saw 
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
self control."

2 Timothy 1:7


  1. Well, that looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to see you in your pink hat! :)

  2. If I remember right you have some great cowboy boots already! A pink hat is a must!!!!!! Great lesson on the rodeo, I had heard of many of the events but could only guess as to what they were each about! Oh- please lift my mom up in your prayer tomorrow- Friday. She is have some intense reconstruction surgery on her nose after have 4 layers of cancer cells removed Wednesday. I know she would covet extra prayers. Thanks my friend!
    Dee Dee

  3. Oh, yes and yes on the pink cowboy hat. You can borrow mine. :) There's something special about a rodeo and Houston's Livestock Show and Rodeo is a major event every year.

    Glad you're getting into the culture there.

  4. I KNOW the kids loved this!! =) Looking forward to seeing you in that pink hat!! xoxo ~ t.

  5. I love rodeos and have been watching them since I was about 10 years old. We have Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey which is pretty famous around here. I like the barrel racing best. I sort of feel sorry for those poor steer being wrestled to the ground and tied up. Love the clowns too. They have a hard and dangerous job.

    Yes, definitely a pink cowgirl hat. That sounds awesome.

  6. Here's to Buckin Bronco's and Cowboy Clowns.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Looks like fun...I love a good rodeo!

  8. A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
    PROVERBS 12:10
    I hate rodeo's this kind of use of animals for entertainment is cruel, same as bullfights, bull runs and circus. My opinion of course.


  9. I just realized that we are both in Idaho... quite some miles apart from one another probably, as Idaho is a large state! I didn't make it to the rodeo here this past summer as we were busy with getting ready to move.

  10. I like your "new environment"! I feel like it is closer to mine now:) We like rodeos, and it was fun to share in yours. You will look good in a pink cowboy hat!


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