Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Rodeo

I have wanted to go to a rodeo for a really long time. I have mixed feelings regarding the treatment of the animals, but wanted to see the bulls, the blood, the dust, and the mud. Garth Brooks anyone?

So Justin and I headed out to the good old Puyallup Fair this weekend for the “Justin Boots Pro-Rodeo.” The program gave a nice description of each event so I was able to understand exactly what they were doing, what would get somebody disqualified or a penalty, and how to earn style points. The bullriding is typically the highlight of a rodeo, but I have to say I liked the Team Roping Event the most. Each partner has to be quite skilled at their portion of the event and I was never really able to figure out how the 2nd guy ropes the hind legs of that steer.  Pretty cool!

The funniest part had to be the Mutton Bustin’. This is wear 5 and 6 year old children latch on to a sheep and try to ride for 6 seconds. So very cute and funny!!!

Its was a little challenging to get good pictures from our seats, but here are a few.

The Justin Boots Playoffs Rodeo

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Bareback Bronco Riding

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Steer Wrestling

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Team Roping

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Tie Down (The horses used for this are pretty smart!)

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We of course had to indulge ourselves with some delicious fair food, but this name? Seriously? Krusty Pup?

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1 comment:

  1. We went to the fair this weekend too! We love Krusty Pups and we also love Mutton Bustin'. I am pretty sure that no one today would name their corn dog a "Krusty Pup" but in truth it's the trusted name in real corn dogs at the fair (to the extent that a corn dog can be considered "real"). :-)