Saturday, June 6, 2009
Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke, My Rough Stock Riding Cowboy
For a few months now all Little Cowpoke can talk about is how much he wants to ride sheep. Little Cowpoke had ridden a sheep one time when he was two, but ever since then we haven't been back to that rodeo. Well, for Little Cowpoke's 4th birthday, we took him to ride some wild buckin sheep. Well, at least the sheep part is true. Mr. Cowboy and Little Cowpoke went behind the chutes to take a look at the ridding stock. Little Cowpoke said he wanted to ride the biggest one because the smaller ones buck more crazy. Hey, that seems like some pretty good logic to me! Mr. Cowboy is all into the fact that Little Cowpoke wants to ride bulls. I had to talk Little Cowpoke into just riding sheep. He wanted to go straight to the big bucking bulls. It's crazy how some kids just have that crazy gene in them. I must have missed that gene, but Mr. Cowboy sure has it. Hey there my little stud muffin. I can't believe he is four years old. How time flies........ And there is nothing cuter than a little cowboy wearing some Cinch Jeans. Little Cowpoke was really excited to get on a sheep. He wasn't nervous one bit. He even ate some chips before his ride. I think I was more nervous than he was. The rodeo started and Mutton Busting is the first event. Little Cowpoke was the second name to go. Mr. Cowboy went in the chute with him. It's great how Little Cowpoke has such a good coach. Mr. Cowboy said that Little Cowpoke was breathing really deep and acting all serious. You just never know when those sheep are going to go crazy. Then when Little Cowpoke was all set to go, the gate was open and out they went! Go man GO!!! Then it was time to dismount! Little Cowpoke and I had talked about a safe way to get off the sheep. You have to plan your "falling" off. Good job, Little Cowpoke. A lot of the other kids were falling right in front of the sheep and then getting run over. When Little Cowpoke is not longer in lead line Mutton Bustin, then he is going to have to let go of his hands first so he doesn't end up under the sheep's neck. After the ride, Mr. Cowboy took Little Cowpoke to the side where they talked about his ride and made plans for a better ride next time. They watched the other sheep riders go. Some of the other kids stayed on a lot longer and some just fell right off. There were a lot of two year old boys riding. But I think Little Cowpoke did a good job. He is excited to get back out there and try again. Maybe next time we can look as smooth as that kid! Talk about adorable!! No wonder the bull riders always got the girls. They were so cute in their chaps and hats! These two dirty boys rode in Little Cowpokes division. They were some tough kids. But I think they enjoyed playing in the dirt a bit more than riding the sheep. This guy tried so hard to hold on, but his sheep was a fast little bugger! And this boy cracked me up. He hung on to that sheep half way down the arena. Then the sheep stopped running and he just kept hanging on. After he jumped off, his mom told me that they were headed to Buna, Texas for another Mutton Bustin. At seven years old, he is already running the roads! And I think Little Cowpoke might need some more Man Time. He is starting to stand like his Mother!! Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke! Saturday is his birthday party and I will post pictures of that tomorrow!