Monday, September 07, 2009

Ridgway Rodeo



We went to the Ridgway rodeo today and had a full out blast. The bleachers were packed and the rodeo was full of exciting action.

It started with an amazing opening act- a trick roper who snapped a bull whip from his horse that enclosed teenage volunteers from the audience in one tight loop, snapped his whip at his wife who held firecracker like items in her arms so he cut them in two, then jumped his horse onto a big trailer, rode up to a working teeter totter on top, stood on his horse and snapped his whip some more.



I spotted him after the rodeo. He had a Civil War look to him I thought. Weird that they didn't even give him a credit in the 32 page "program" which was all ads, so I'm not sure what his name was. His act was amazing and got the crowd all wound up and yelling, perfect for a rodeo.



But he was happy to pose with Carla and me after the rodeo. I don't know where his wife was. That's the whip over his shoulder. Carla ran a bear off her property the other night by chasing after it and yelling at it. wow. I just wear bears on my clothes.

6 comments:

Namowal said...

That act opening act sounds better than any cirque du soleil show I've ever seen. Cool acrobatics without pretentiousness (or creepy clowns dumping popcorn on people.)

Sally said...

Ooh, how did you know know know that I can't stand cirque du soleil?

stray said...

LOL (cirque du soleil)

Linda said...

He looks like my Uncle Charley! I love it that you had your photo taken with him.

Namowal said...

I had a (great) uncle Charley too. He died before I was born, but he was referred to "the one who got kicked in the face by a horse."

Mean Jean said...

I enjoy the weird, creepy atmosphere of Cirque. I"m kinda weird myself, but I don't think I'm creepy. Yet.