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Rodeo’s Bull Fighters — “Bring In The Clowns”   1 comment

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Bull Riding-0390 blog“Bring In The Clowns” — Rodeo Clowns Photo Essay by kenne

The Rodeo Clown

I’m the unsung hero standing
Out here on the floor.
My job it is important and quite a
Dangerous chore.
My adrenaline starts kicking when I
Hear the crowd roar.
I’m the rodeo clown and I perform a
Side show on the floor.

Eight seconds are a lifetime when your
Riding on a bull.
No matter which bull you draw it’s an
Unpredictable duel.
As I watch behind this barrel I wonder
Who’s the bigger fool.
I’m the rodeo clown and I protect the
Rider from the bull.

— Ken Ellis

The Most Dangerous Eight Seconds in Sports   Leave a comment

Bull Riding-0380 art_edit blogBull Rider — Computer Painting by kenne

Rodeo Dreams

The bulls and the clowns
The ups and the downs
He’s hooked on this eight-second ride
The spurs and the blood
The dust and the mud
This will be his first time to ride
His one chance at stardom
His one chance at fame
She doesn’t want him playin this game
She told him no, but he just had to go
On with his rodeo dreams
Just him and his rodeo dreams
The golden belt buckles
The cowboy’s white knuckles
Maybe he won’t take the fall
The black cowboy hats
The boots and the chaps
He ended with the worst mark of all
His one chance at stardom
His one chance at fame
She doesn’t want him playin this game
She told him no, but he just had to go
On with his rodeo dreams
Just him and his rodeo dreams
The last time she saw him, he was ridin that bull
Now that he’s gone no one will ever know about
His one chance at stardom
His one chance at fame
She doesn’t want him playin this game
She told him no, but he just had to go
On with his rodeo dreams
Just him and his rodeo dreams
She told him no, but he had to go
On with his rodeo dreams
Just him and his rodeo dreams

By Dawn

Capturing The Moment — Tucson Rodeo Bull Riding   7 comments

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Bull Riding-0343 blogTucson Rodeo Bull Riding — Photo essay by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Saddle Bronc Riding   3 comments

 Saddle Bronc Riding At Tucson Rodeo — Images by kenne (Click on any image to see slideshow.)

Whiskey Cowboy   2 comments

Tucson Rodeo 2014-0110-2 Bareback Rider Art_edit blog“Whiskey Cowboy” — Computer Painting by kenne

“Every trail a man rides down is changed forever by his passing;
The twig is bent, the stone is turned–each adding, in a fashion,
To the markers that define the path and guide those who come after…
Who share the skill, the lore and even common laughter.”

— from the poem, “Handy”, author unknown

Capturing The Moments — Bareback Riding   4 comments

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Bareback Riding

JC Trujillo – “Winning is 80% mental!”

“If you want to be world-class you must raise the bar to raise your game.”

It’s easy to say “I’m good enough,” but there is a big difference between “wondering vs knowing” you are good enough. If you want to ride with the stars you have to adopt their life style.

Attitude: A respectable humble champion is a jewel in the sport of rodeo. He lets his riding represent his character and do the talking.

Obnoxious winners lose respect and friends faster than a rock can drop to the ground. In the end it’s the friends you have that count anyway.

— Dave Red Boy Schildt

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Capturing The Moment — Ride ‘Em Cowboy   2 comments

Tucson Rodeo 2014-0099 blog framedRide ‘Em Cowboy — Image by kenne (Tucson Rodeo)

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