A Western American Past time
Originally posted October 2015
Nothing is more Western than a rodeo and when your family lives in Wyoming you are bound to visit at least one during the summer. It was quite impressive to watch these sportsmen and women as they roped calves, rode bulls and barrel raced.
When I was a child I didn't enjoy the lassoing of the animals, but I think the rules have changed over the years because the riders really were gentle with their animals. And, in being around my cousins and other ranchers I've learned how much they respect these animals who help them perform their jobs on the land and those that will eventually provide food to their families. I've said it before, my ranching cousins are some of the hardest working people I know, with kind old fashioned values, a strong faith in God and a desire to be good stewards over the land.