Monday, September 12, 2011

Rodeo and More Rodeo

As the hats are off for the national anthem. The animals are ready and raring for action. After the grande entry comes the various events ~~sometimes it starts with Wild Cow Milking. A funny and wild full of action event where cowboys and even some cowgirls in teams of three try to rope and milk a cow and get back to the judges with at least a squirt of milk in their bottles. There is usually a steer thrown in for fun sometimes more than one. The teams rope and get dragged around the arena . Getting tangled with others ropes is not unusual.

Next there is usually barrel racing, Team roping. For some folks these are their main events for some it is the interlude to the rough stock. Rough stock being intermingled with the more gentlemenly events if bulldogging can be considered gentlemenly.Wild horse racing is an event that is full of action. Cowboys and horses everywhere. Horses kicking, biting, jumping high into the air with some cowboy (the header in this event) hanging on so that the rider can get on while the anchor man holds on tight on the end of the rope. Eventually the little steer riders come out. They are tough little guys and girls riding for all they are worth. Alternating between events with barrel racers and more team roping the rough stock makes its entrance. There is bareback riders and saddle-bronc riders and the bull-riders. Rodeo seems to get in folks blood~~Riders competing with their rides it seems at times. Crowd tense some cheering . Before you know it the whole show is over and if you somehow mangaed to get yourself injured in any of these crowd pleasing events be of good cheer as someone is sure to come up to you with a serious look in their eyes and those encouraging words on their lips"COWBOY UP"

So, don't be anxious about tomorrow.

God will take care of your tomorrow too.

Live ond day at a time. Matthew 6:34 God Bless Roxanne


odiie said...

We only have a couple of rodeos here. They are major events, though. No one in my family has ever competed, but my pastor's grandson went to National's last year. Rodeos are exciting, and your pictures are great.
P.S. (I can't find any differences between the male and female luna moth that's why I used the same picture for both. :) My lame attempt at humor.

Gentleliving7 said...

I love this post. Sorry I have been away. Things are continually changing. I am so glad to have found you my friend.!!!!!!Is it getting cold there yet?
Love and blessings,

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Linda said...

Hi there sweet "neighbor"!! I am so glad you've been posting again, I do love your posts!! I'm still hoping to make it up there soon (omigosh fall out there is probably spectacular!) But was derailed by those darned flu bugs! Any frosts or sprinkles of snow yet?