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Discussion in 'Sports & Recreation' started by Faye Fox, Apr 30, 2021.
I am aware of that and knew I am talking to myself, but that is nothing new.
I have always loved watching trick riding but I was never brave enough to try it. It just occurred to me that I could, in my old age, be a trick rider. With my balance issues, just staying on a moving horse would be a trick.
Went to a rodeo in Cheyenne once and hated it. Then again, I am not into any of that stuff. Much as I find horses delightful animals, I will not ride one. Did it once or twice and disliked it intensely. I do enjoy watching the Lipinzzaners perform, however.
So, Lois, you aren't into farming/ranching? Just remember, if you are a meat-eater, where that meat comes from.......farms/ranches. Rodeo, both professional and not, has been around for years upon years. I was never into it until around 1985, after I went to my first rodeo. I loved it and decided I wanted to be a part of it. Some rodeo events do come from ranching and a movie The Great American Cowboy shows that.
But, if a person doesn't like rodeo, or livestock in general, they don't.
I love watching the Lipinzzaners and performing Spanish horses. I saw a show about Chile and their cattle horses that can walk sideways at a 45-degree angle to work cattle in corrals. It was really interesting. I was never horse crazy like some people and never really enjoyed recreational riding, but did enjoy remote range roundup with a good cattle working horse. You might enjoy this video.
Thanks for the clip. It takes a long time to train those horses. That one move where the horse kicks out (capriole?), as with a lot of advance dressage, was for war--to hurt following enemies.
I had a walking horse that could canter pirouette- canter super slow in a circle with hind feet staying in about a three foot space. I liked the slow canter so much, after he taught it to me, I taught it to my little arab. My horses taught me a lot more than I ever taught them. I miss them.
Faye, I think you and I could do the same trick riding at this age.
We miss our horse and donkey too. I use to go out at night and lay down with my donkey and look at the moon and new moon falling stars. Horse would lay beside us.
Today starts some of the NFR (National Rodeo Finals) events in Las Vegas, the main one right now, being the Miss Rodeo America Pagent. The actual rodeo starts on Thursday night, but not on regular tv or cable.
This is a huge event in Las Vegas, but I'm sure there will be folks there, that don't know what's happening, that will say "why are there so many people here wearing cowboy hats and that?" Every major hotel/casino on the Strip is having multiple rodeo/western things happening inside.
We actually bought our airline tickets last May (2021), and at the same time, reserved our rental car at Las Vegas McCarran Airport and our hotel room on the Strip. My wife is looking very forward to a Champagne Buffet Breakfast at MGM and a couple of other breakfast buffets at other hotels, including South Point. We will be taking plenty of pictures, with both our iPhones and digital camera, as well as video with iPhones and our small disc DVD Video Recorder. My wife's older sister is driving in from So California. Her son-in-law's sister will be with her. Neither of them are into rodeo like wife and I are, and my wife's older sister doesn't gamble or drink. It will be nice to see her though.
Last time we were in Vegas was 2006, and yes, for the NFR rodeo.
With all the big-lit signs announcing the rodeo, I am guessing not too many will be wondering about all the cowboy hats. However should one wear sheepskin chaps, then that might raise a few eyebrows.
There are still those, on NFR Experience Facebook, who are continuing to complain that the NFR isn't in Arlington, TX and those, like us, that are extremely glad that it's back in Las Vegas. There are also those that are complaining about any mask wearing and those telling them "if you don't want to wear a mask, don't go! You won't be missed".
But, this coming Thursday night, we will watch the first go-around and see just how "enforced" mask wearing will be at the Thomas-Mack Center. Wearing one is suppose to be fully enforced, but..........
Couldn't they just wear a bandana or one over a mask to appear authentic?
Well, a few months ago, we bought, online from Pro-Rodeo.com, two cloth face masks that say Pro-Rodeo on each. Will wear each over our regular face masks while there............that is, if required and enforced. If not enforced, we won't wear a face mask that much. Will just have to wait and see how things are when we arrive in Vegas. Federal Regulations require a face mask at airport and on airlines, so will do that.
Anyway, we didn't wear any when in Colorado Springs, for the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction this past July and we were both fine. Didn't wear any in Dodge City, Kansas when we were there for their rodeo. Again, fine.
But, have had to wear them here in our County (Larimer). The virus is just flying around way too much here.
I hope you have purchased this mask @Cody Fousnaugh because mad cow disease is on the rampage in Las Vegas.
Naw, nothing that stupid looking! LOL Then again, if I was a dairy farmer, the mask would be totally appropriate. Oh yes!
I WANT ONE!!!!!