Saturday, September 6
It’s rodeo time!
It takes place at the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Arena in Lander, Wyoming.
Before leaving Bridget in the Perfect Tow Vehicle, I walk her around where the horse trailers are parked. This should make her tired enough to settle down while I watch the rodeo.
While sitting in the stands waiting for the events to begin, one can enjoy the views. There are plenty of interesting things to look at, as you can see in the photo below.
I think it’s my hat. As you can see, while in Lander, Wyoming, one wears a certain type of hat. The Wyoming cowboy hat.
I don’t know what my hat is, but Wyoming cowboy it isn’t.
(The photo above was taken with a lot of zoom. You can see how far these men are from my camera by looking at the next photo. They are in the area behind and to the left of the men standing in a line.)
After an invocation and the Star Spangled Banner sung by a high-school girl with a good voice and more courage than I’ll ever have, the events begin!
This isn’t the event where the calf is thrown to the ground and its ankles tied together. Once the calf is roped, it’s done. I don’t know if this event is for girls only or if girls are the only ones who signed up for it.
They sit on their horses as if they’re glued to the saddle and maneuver with ease and speed.
Aw, shucks, missed! Put on the brakes!
(Note: After publishing this post, a reader informed me that those are the calf’s real horns. The covering is to protect the calf from rope burns. Boy, was I wrong!)
One rider lassos the calf’s horns; the other rider lassos the legs.
The rodeo started at noon and it’s a very bright, sunny, warm day, so I leave after the above events. I don’t want Bridget to wait too long in the PTV. She’s happy, of course, when I return.
And I’m happy that I finally went to a rodeo . . . my first! It was fun!
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