Rodeo
 

Rodeo

If you're going to go to Texas and don't plan on going to a rodeo, you might as well stay home.

2008-08-30 20:14

Stock Yards, USA 2008

The national anthem is played.

The "ranch saddle" event - stay on the horse for eight seconds, one hand only.

2008-08-30 20:27

Stock Yards, USA 2008

2008-08-30 20:28

Stock Yards, USA 2008

More ranch saddle.

Tiedown - lasso the calfand tie it up. The lasso is attached to the horse and the horse will keep the rope taut once the calf is caught. The rider dismounts and lifts the calf and dropit to the ground on its side or back before tying up the calf's legs. Scoring is based on time taken.

2008-08-30 20:41

Stock Yards, USA 2008

2008-08-30 20:48

Stock Yards, USA 2008

Calf scramble for the 8-12 year old crowd. A ribbon is tied to the tail of the calf and the one who gets it is the winner.

Sometimes the horse is toowild to even get out of the box. The rider escaped unharmed in this case.

2008-08-30 21:02

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2008-08-30 21:13

Stock Yards, USA 2008

Ladies breakaway. Due to the strength required to tie the calf down, the cowgirls lasso the calf and then let it run away. The lasso is not attached to the horse in this case.

Mutton scramble - like the calf scramble, but for the up-to-seven littlest cowboys and cowgirls.

2008-08-30 21:17

Stock Yards, USA 2008

2008-08-30 21:30

Stock Yards, USA 2008

Team tiedown. One lassos the neck, the other lassos both rear legs.

Bullriding!

2008-08-30 21:42

Stock Yards, USA 2008