Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yeehaw and Giddy Up!

The annual Ward Rodeo was last Saturday (way different than our annual ward beach parties in California!)

It was combined with another ward, one takes care of the food while the other ward takes care of the rodeo events. As you can see there were quite a few horses in the arena will all ages riding. One event was holding an egg in a spoon as you rode around the arena , last one holding the egg won and another where you paired up with each person holding the end of about 4 squares of TP while riding with out ripping the TP. You know, the basic relay events but on a horse.

They also let a couple of pigs loose and all the kids went crazy trying to catch them. Who caught one of them? Neal. They also let three chickens out to catch and guess who caught two of them? Neal again. It was fun to watch and Neal had a blast.
His bus driver, Rod, who trains horses for a living, let Neal ride his horse which was great for him. We keep mentioning to Rod that when he finds a "good old horse" that we can handle to let us know. Somehow I think he might be wondering if city folks can take care of a horse. I think we can, don't you?

9 comments:

name: Laurel said...

i can't get over how mush older neal looks just from the last time i saw him. it sounds rediculous because i just saw him in september! but really, he looks older!

lou lou said...

Neal looks great there sitting on the fence. He clearly needs a cowboy hat for Christmas!
It's funny but I see Caleb in Neal. Do you see it?

USAUS said...

what kind of ward annual event can we have in Clovis?

Suz said...

I happen to know that you would have shown those country folk that a city girl can ride! Oh--your family definitely needs a horse!

Lol---just thinking of the reaction if any horse manure came within 20 feet of our ward beach parties.

mama jo said...

sounds like alot of fun..

i'm kelly said...

this is a church event? crazy!

Jan said...

Wow! I grew up in that area and we never did anything like that. It sounds like a ball!

Charlie Brown said...

my dad would be so jealous if you guys got a horse! Can we come visit one summer?!!!!

Audrey said...

This is so facinating to me: A ward rodeo. That is so cool!!! Course when I moved to California from Denver I thought a ward beach day was extremely nifty. Guess I just need to get out more. Neal does look so grown up, and right at home. Can't wait to see you in December.