i couldn’t not check out the local rodeo! They start them young … the wee girl selling cotton candy at the entrance gate proudly declared that she would be riding (or hanging on for dear life) in the sheep rodeo and some of the bull riders were barely in their teens. These kids are defminitely made of tougher stuff than the kids at home! There is a small, dangerous part of me that is itching to pay the $50 entry fee and see how I’d fare on a bucking bronco, but my conscious is keeping me in line as I can’t say the stress the horses are subjected to gets the Lizzie Mack seal of approval. The combo of cotton candy and beer does though! I’m glad I got to experience a true Wild West rodeo, though I’m not sure I would go again due to to the aforementioned animal welfare issues niggling at me… That, and I don’t trust the little devil on my other shoulder telling me to just dae it and hold on tight.
True West Rodeos are running 9 rodeos in Durango over the course of the summer. Details can be found on http://www.truewestrodeo.com