Bucket List item #265: Attend a Rodeo
On 4th of July weekend, I attended the Greely Stampede in Greely, Colorado. This event was so much fun. the festival grounds had shopping tents, beer, and food trucks galore. The main event was obviously the rodeo itself. There was bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, mutton busting (kids sheep riding), and bull riding. All were highly entertaining to a city person like myself. I didn’t know there were so many different and specific skills that you could develop. Obviously, I had seen a bit of bull riding on television and knew generally what roping was, but I didn’t quite know what I signed up for with this rodeo. The steer wrestling, roping events, and mutton busting were all events that I didn’t even know existed. Bull riding, however, I knew was going to be the main event at the end, and it was.
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