Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The kids and I went to the rodeo while it was in town this weekend. Pablo was interested in going and I thought the kids would enjoy it. We were lucky enough that one of the rotarians gave us some tickets, so we got to go for free.

I took a lot of pictures of the bucking broncho's, I think some of these are bare back and some are saddled up. Click them to make them big.

It was kind of a mixed experience. It was great to watch most of it, but it was kind of slow. Lots of downtime, or stuff the kids did not like watching. My kids were not into the calf roping, they were quite worried that the animals would be hurt. They were not fond of the steer wrestling as well for the same reason. I explained that the animals are not hurt, but they felt it looked as if they were. It was sweet.

We waited all night for the bull riding and then when it finally started there were only three bull riders and that was a little disappointing. I think the broncho's were my favorite, I got a kick out that part.


Wudas said...

I think those bronc riders could use a back adjustment!

Anonymous said...

Can you say spine compression!!!! ouch!!!! sandi

Shannon said...

At least everyone got to check out a new experience. I hope that they had some fun.

angie, party of one said...

I agree with the kids, I always feel like the animals are being hurt and it makes me sad. They can say the animals aren't hurt all they want but those damn animals are pissed off over something, and I'm sure it's the fact that someone is going to be wrangling, wresting or roping them soon. :)
Did Pablo enjoy it?