A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

We are not talking about a marriage, or your job, we’re talking about the RODEO!

This is something that’s been going on for many generations and doesn’t look like it’s going to disappear any time soon. The animal activists are all up in arms over it, and the avid rodeo fans can’t wait to do it again. Some people even argue that some of the animals love the competition too, but we’re wondering which animal spoke up and told them this. 

From early spring to late fall, you can find a rodeo happening somewhere without having to look too hard. For some it’s a passion and they make a living at it, but it comes with some hard knocks. There’s not too many ‘old, bold rodeo riders’ that don’t have some damage to show for it. Getting onto an 800kg bull who’s sole purpose in life in the next few moments, is to get rid of you, preferably with a few reminders, takes some guts, or maybe blissful ignorance. 

Whatever it may be, the cowboys and cowgirls keep coming back year after year to compete, and they seem to love it. Did we mention that the ladies love it too?

Find a seat close to the corral and watch some of the cowgirls ride hard around those barrels and tell me that doesn’t take some guts. One small slip-up and that rider could be in a world of pain, and possibly a life altering injury. 

After taking in our fair share of rodeos, it’s hard to imagine that some of these rodeo animals, the bucking horses, the bulls and broncos, don’t look forward to it also. The amount of energy and focus that they seem to display, sort of suggests a bit of a passion for it as well.

Maybe there is some truth to the stories and rumours, somebody does talk to the animals and gets their side of the story too. 

After watching countless rodeos, it’s hard to imagine that some of these rodeo animals, the bucking horses, the bulls and broncos, don’t look forward to it also. The amount of energy and focus that they seem to display sort of suggests a bit of a passion for it as well. Maybe there is some truth to the stories and rumours, somebody does listen to the animals for their side of the story.