|Above, the bareback riding event. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Since the rains stopped and it was a Saturday night, I decided to go to tonight's Gallup Lion Club Rodeo at Red Rock Park.
Unfortunately, I thought the evening would be warmer, so I didn't bring a jacket. The winds made it very chilly (at least I was wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt). I also should have taken heed of the dark clouds.
I braved the cold for about 45 minutes after the rodeo events began. I didn't stay for the fireworks. At least I also had dinner there (a very good barbecue beef sandwich, popcorn and a Dr. Pepper).
I brought along my old Canon Powershot camera and managed to get a few good shots of bareback (bronco) riding. That was entertaining!
Here's some of my photos:
|Above, spectators entering the rodeo grounds. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above and below, the parade of sponsors. Photos by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, this was a particularly rambunctious horse. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, hanging on for dear life. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, this horse gave the rider a good ride for his money. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, still hanging on. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, the rider's expression says it all. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, this rider seems to have a pacifier in his mouth. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, pacifier or not, he gave a good performance. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
|Above, the livestock pens. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|