I'm sorry to have kept you in suspense - I bet y'all are dying to know how the rodeo went the other night. Maybe not. Well, I actually really liked it. Dave and I had talked about going while we lived in Albuquerque but just never got around to it. So when the advertisements started for the Snake River Stampede - we called our babysitter, booked tickets, and prepared ourselves for a night of cowboys, wranglers, and chaps. Although I did not fit it in at all, I did have a very good time and would definitely consider going again next year.
This first picture features all of the little "cow people" who participated in the "Mutton Bustin" race. Apparently the first event allows 5-6 year old boys and girls to compete for a chance to win a pair of cowboy boots. All they have to do is ride a sheep longer than all the others. At first I was scared to death because those little sheep can run fast - but I have to give those kids credit. They did a fantastic job.
Some bucking horse that I was able to photograph. I think the whole point was to stay on until the buzzer went off?
And of course, no blog post would be complete without a picture of the main event - bull riding. Ummm, not sure what to say. It was definitely cool to watch but man those guys have to be sore the next day?