One thing I like about this new community is men in cowboy hats. And they ain't foolin, either. They're the real thing. I can tell the difference.
It's time for the National Western Stock Show in Denver. I'm making plans now to go next year. I haven't been to a rodeo in years, even though it used to be my dream to live that life.
I'm including a video here of Barrel Racing. The barrels don't actually run. They just stand there and try to stay out of the way. The goal, for those of you who don't know, is to get the fastest time. But actual time isn't the only consideration; the closer you come to the barrels, the more points you get, but if you touch one, you get docked. It's very tricky. I know. I used to go around those things at a full trot on my pony (dagnabbit thing wouldn't go any faster than that). She enjoyed scraping my leg on the barrel, too.
I don't like the music on this video, but I couldn't find a one that had western music on it. What's wrong with these modern cowgirls? Selling out to rock like that...
Anyway, you don't get to be Rodeo Queen based on looks alone. Oh no. It requires skills.