We don't have kids of our own, but we sure enjoy going and watching the kids in our area participate in the rodeo events around the county. The Kelley rodeo and the Opie rodeo are two of the biggest in the area for kids from 4 to 14 to enjoy friendship and fellowship...and have a good time!
The 3rd weekend of August is always the Kelley Arena rodeo; participatents from as far away as Nevada and Idaho come to our big town of Princeton. But, you better bring a lot of your own stuff, because we doen't even have a quick mart or gas station!!!
I hope you enjoy my lil' photo essay of the day...
Lil' ones on stick horses runnin' the barrels
start the day...what could be cuter!?!?!
Some of the lil' ones even got bucked off!
Then the lil' buckaroos try their hand at ropin' the dummy.
Some are still a lil' bit too lil' to participate...but
they sure had a lot of fun anyway!!
This lil' cowpoke is lookin' on at the older
kids...learning from their every move.
This young cowboy seems to have a lot of confidence...
his hat probably has a lot of stories to tell!
As we get to the kids who are now horseback, Mom or Dad
can give a helping hand to get them through the pattern.
Some ride cute lil' ponies...
Some ride BIG horses that care for their
rider to keep them safe.
Friends will share a ride.
And lifetime friendships are built with a common
Horsemanship skills are developed...like sitting on the fence
and in the saddle at the same time.
Lots of practice with the rope (with a lil' bit of
coaching from Mom 'n Dad) will a buckaroo make.
A young buckaroo on a good horse...is
there any better way to grow up?
But, if you're not busy bein' a cowboy, playin' in