The program began with a "Pre-Rodeo" show which included "Mutton Bustin." This was a hysterical display presented by kids from 4-8 climbing aboard LARGE sheep and attempting to ride them across the stadium. One little fellow actually managed to hang on all the way across (become a part of the sheep had to be his motto!) and others got thrown, dumped and rolled on by the most cantankerous sheep I have ever seen! I was positively hysterical. We laughed til we cried! Livie said she wants to do it next year....hmmmm, we will have to see about that!
After the girls left the stadium, there were two "riderless" horses led across the arena in memory of two local men who had been major supporters of the Ogden Rodeo and Pioneer Days..it was a very touching display.
Wow, this Rodeo was definitely getting to me!
Wow, it was amazing to watch the cowboys do their stuff and we had a terrific time. There were vendors outside the arena selling their wares, as well as hawkers inside with everything from Beer to Cotton Candy and Kettle Corn (oops, I can't resist that darn Kettle Corn).
We all had our fill of goodies and excitement before the Motocross Show and Fireworks which followed the Rodeo itself.
All in all it was an exciting, moving and totally American Patriotic Experience, and I can hardly wait until next year.
From the Parade in the morning, to the Fireworks at night I was proud not just of being an American, but also of being a Utahn! Go Utah! Thanks for letting us be a part of this great part of the USA!
PEACE - LOVE & JOY