Monday, July 21, 2008

What a Way to Start the Day.

At least Mr. Cowboy is really good at landing in the arena dirt. We all had a good laugh. I think Richie is trying to tell Mr. Cowboy to sit on his back pockets. Mr. Cowboy was in good spirits about it. He threw his hands up in the air and said, "Safe!" I was thinking, "Man, and I get to ride that horse next!" I was less than thrilled. One of these days I will get the guts to ride a horse as super fast as all those contesters do.

Little Cowpoke had a better start, he roped his "calf".
Then he layed down and declaired that he was hot and tired.

Big Cowpoke roped his "calf" too! We were definatly having a better day than Mr. Cowboy. I forgot to take a picture of him missing the roping dummy. I was the last to rope.

I roped the dummy! As you can see, Mr. Cowboy zoomed way in so you all could see my mad skills. I think he was jealous that I am actually getting better. Okay, he so isn't jealous, but I do need to work on his picture taking skills. We had all the other normal events at our playday, stakes, straight away barrels, clover leaf barrels, poles, flags, and goats. This playday they added Buddy Barrel Pickup. I love this event. Of coarse I am way too chicken to participate. But that didn't stop Big Cowpoke.
He jumped up on that barrel and waited for Mr. Cowboy to come and get him.

Then there was Mr. Cowboy's run with his friend. Here, Mr. Cowboy demonstraights how one might do a superman off a barrel and onto a horse.

They came in third place at 12.469 seconds, even with Mr. Cowboy doing the superman. We definatly had an interesting day. Never a dull moment. Unless you are these two.
Awh, sweet babes.


Beth from the Funny Farm said...

That last picture!!! Oh how cute! Looks like a really fun day you all had. We have a roping dummy here from back in the day when my hubby used to rope.

Now, it collects dust.

Love the videos!

kdwhorses said...

Poor Mr. Cowboy! But he did show how to go over there head! I give him a 10~! LOL! Glad he wasn't hurt!

I love the rescue race, tons of fun! They only let the little ones stand on the barrel, older ones have to stand on the ground!
Play days are such fun! Thanks for sharing your pics!

We have a rodeo we are doing this Saturday and the events are: Wild cow milking, Branding, Sorting, Penning and the cow hide race. Should be a fun weekend! Hope to pass camera off to someone to take pics, as our team is me, hubby, and 2 good friends of ours!!

Have a great Tuesday girl!!!

Amanda said...

Mr. Cowboy sure must love the dirt. He must be trying to go back to his bull riding days. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Love the one of Lane laying down in the arena. That would so be me!

Jenn said...

Love the shot of him laying in the dirt! That last one is just too cute!

Callie said...

Looks like fun! That is a super fast horse, no wonder he missed the jump on! Sweet babies!

Karen said...

I love that your family rodeos together.

Twinville said...

Gosh I bet Cowboy had a ton of bruises and sore muscles after that harrowing adventure filled day!
I was holding my breathe when Cowboy grabbed Cowpoke worrying that he might let go. But whew, he held on to the little guy!

And the Superman moves just cracked me up! He got on afterwards pretty fast, though. Well done!

And that last pic?

Too precious for words.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I'm thinking Richie has figured out just when he should make his move. Gotta stand up to throw your rope and as soon as Richie felt Mr Cowboy extend he gave him a little "help" out front-LOL.

The Wades said...

That sleeping picture is the best!