Note: From today the blog’s date and time will represent where we are in the US when we post rather than UK time.
So we went to the rodeo last night and it was great. Those guys really take their lives in their hands with the bulls. There was bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch saddle bronc, break-away-roping, tie-down roping, team roping and barrel racing. Mostly it was men riding but ladies did the barrel racing. There was also some lasso tricks. They also did something for the younger members of the audience. The children went into the arena and they let a calf loose and then a sheep with a ribbon on their necks and the child who got the ribbons won a prize. Some of the children were as young as 4-5 and they had great fun. The animals running around didn’t bother them at all.
This cowboy was very clever with his lasso. He was one of the guys who helped catch the bulls and horses after their riders had fallen off. He’s also part of the Wild West Show.
Here’s a short video of some of the roping action.
Today, we started off going to watch the cowboys herding the Texas Longhorns down the street.
Then we were invited to a gun fight!
We thought this was John Wayne!!
And last, but not least, are some pics to finish with today. One of Si eating yet more ribs, beef this time and us at the end of a tiring day sitting outside our hotel.