While you are visiting the west, you really must see a rodeo!! Very nicely done.
Nice looking livestock - clean and fresh.
They always have a pretty girl carry the flag around the arena for the National Anthem....
Lots of tries at the team roping....not too many successes!
There was a mare and new foal in a corral also.....not sure why as neither could be used in the rodeo! It was nice to see the wobbly wee one.
Lots of photos like this - my camera just can't do long range action shots.
Cowboys getting ready for a ride.....
Lots of photos like this one too! I think there was only one successful ride - looks painful to me!!!
But, by far, this was the best event of the night. All the kids 12 and under were asked to come down out of the stands - the idea was to get the "flag" off one of 4 small steers to be let loose in the arena. Prizes were ice cream cones and milkshakes....ready, set.....
It was hilarious!! The kids were having a ball - and the steers darted here and there. All flags were eventually grabbed. Two girls and two boys won the treats. Good, semi-clean fun!!