Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Yesterday Larry took me to the rodeo – here I’ve lived 6 and a half years in Houston and I had never gone…I wanted to see something I could only see at the rodeo, so we went to the rodeo competitions…cowboys and cowgirls competing in barrel racing and saddle bronc riding…it was fascinating to see something I had never seen in real life…it struck me that the competitors were all quite young, but then you’d have to be, I think, to be able to handle the falls, bruises and broken bones that are sometimes the result…some of them wore helmets, but mostly they just wear cowboy hats…there were Canadian cowboys as well, which was not something I expected…afterwards we went to see the animals on display…the cows and their calves, the bunnies (there were holland lop eared, himalayan rabbits, and many more), the horses…here are some images from the rodeo:
One of the people who “spot” a competitor in case something goes wrong:
Saddle bronc rider with “spotter” behind him:
The ladies competing in barrel racing:
In the livestock pens waiting to be judged:
One of many bunnies waiting to be judged for best in breed and best in show:
Ladies practicing for the competition on their horses:
- 20 Mar, 2009
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