Greatest Outdoor show on earth is underway

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GetDeviceInfo, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. GetDeviceInfo

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    Calgary Stampede commenced yesterday after being officially opened by the duke and duchess. We attended our first of many events which was a Police/Firefighters bull ride. Welcome to the many American and Australians who are excellent riders. 10 days of hard riding ahead. Here's hoping everyone has a safe and successfull ride to the top.
     
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  2. Wendy

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    Are they using horses?
     
  3. GetDeviceInfo

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    Over 700 horses will be employed in various events from chuck wagons, bucking, and barrel races. Unfortunately one was lost on the first day after breaking a leg in a chuch wagon run. Over 400 bulls will be mounted, and plenty of cows are riden by the 'gentler' side. Women's barrel racing is a full out obstacle run on horseback. Love those cowgirls. One of the many reasons that Calgary is also known as 'Cowtown'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAgQWpewoRM
     
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  4. VoodooMojo

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