Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rodeo Time

Fiesta Time in Sierra County!
Barrel Racing
Every year as Spring introduces herself to a grateful world ready to say goodbye to winter, Sierra County New Mexico begins with Fiesta Days celebrations. This means parades, art shows, rodeos and mostly good times for all!  Chuck and I love the rodeos!  This is a High School Rodeo Association rodeo and WOW! these kids were in it to win it! The horses were all well groomed and ready to rodeo! Small town rodeos are so much more fun that the big fancy professional rodeos.

More barrel racing with both the rider and the horse showing they know their jobs!

Calf Roping

Calf Tossing? I think the calf lost this round!

This calf got away!

Break-Away Roping
The young ladies use a break-away rope, once the 
calf is roped properly, the rope breaks away. Ladies do not toss calves to the ground!

Bucking Broncs

These young men know how to hang on!

And some men know how to fall with grace!

Well, not so much grace here, but certainly flair! Happy to say fun was had by all and no one was seriously hurt, maybe just a dose of injured pride here and there but nothing serious!

My favorite cowboy, Chuck!
Behind Chuck on the right is The MotherShip, our home on wheels!  She is getting a yearly check up and new tires. We will be taking off in two weeks for Bluff Utah and hopefully meeting with  !  Chuck and Sue have never been to Mesa Verde and I have been there several times. I will dogsit for all the canines and Chuck and Sue will spend the day exploring Mesa Verde! From there we may take a quick run up to another favorite place of ours, Torrey Utah! Our friends from Florida, Paul and Diane are workamping there!
Meanwhile, we are still sorting, still packing, still selling and still preparing for fulltime life on the road aboard The MotherShip with our canine kids Radar and DoogieBowser! 

If you enjoy photographs of small town rodeo's, here is a link to a very small town rodeo that was a lot of fun. We saw this rodeo in Duboise Idaho and it was a family style rodeo sponsored as a benefit for 2 young ladies who died in a car wreck coming home from a rodeo they rode in.

That's all for now from the crew of The MotherShip!



  1. Super photos, Geri! Topnotch action shots! The one of the cowboy butt-over-teakettle is priceless.

    I'm looking forward to fun with you and Chuck in May. Sue

    1. We are excited too! Ready to leave all this packing and sorting behind for a week or so and visit with you!

  2. Great shots. We're heading for Capitol Reef in a couple of weeks. May see you in Torrey if you make the trip.

  3. IF we go to Torrey, we will be staying at 1000 Lakes RV Park! Love to meet you! Keep in touch.

  4. What great action shots...super photography. Gotta love a rodeo!


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