The Hoppy Okapi

Occasional posts about hiking and other stuff

Yee-Haw! The Lakeside Rodeo May 5, 2009

The Lakeside Rodeo usually sneaks up on me and passes by before I know it, but this year I put it on my 101 Things list and added the ticket sale date to my Google calendar so I wouldn’t miss it. And so on April 24th, I pulled on my cowboy boots and headed to the rodeo! My camera wasn’t quite up to the fast action and low light, so the pictures are a bit blurry, but watching the rodeo was fun!

View of the Chutes (and giant inflatable Budweiser)

View of the Chutes (and giant inflatable Budweiser)

Bull Riding

Bull Riding (1st of two rounds)

Another Bull Rider

Another Bull Rider

Calf Roping - the calf has been conquered!

Calf Roping - the calf has been conquered!

Calf Roping - heading back to the horse

Calf Roping - heading back to the horse

Freeing the calf - harder than roping it!

Freeing the calf - harder than roping it!

Chasing the calf out of the arena

Chasing the calf out of the arena

Bareback Riding

Bareback Riding

Stick-Horse Racing

Getting ready for the Stick-Horse Race

Rainbow Riders Drill Team

Rainbow Riders Drill Team

In addition to these events, we also got to watch team roping, saddle bronc riding, and barrel racing. I think the bareback and saddle bronc riding was even more fun than the bull riding – the horses really took off across the arena! The action was fast, and the interaction between the people and animals was really impressive – it seems like it would be fun to have a really good camera and be a professional rodeo photographer.

Now I just need to convince Chuck to buy cowboy boots to wear to the rodeo next year…

 

 
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