This weekend I went to the local rodeo to watch a few cowboys do their thing. The rodeo is held every weekend from November into the spring. The weather lately has made it difficult for a good turn out, but that was not the case this weekend. The building was packed with so many people that they had to start turning people away. It's a small rodeo and the only event that the rodeo has is Bull Riding, but that doesn't take away from the experience at all. There are a couple classes of Bull Riding that they offer. The first is always the actual bull riders that follow a circuit and ride to become professionals. The second class is called the short round. In this class, anyone who wants to try to get on a bull is welcome to try. This class ranges from amateur riders to members of the crowd who have signed a waver. In between classes they have what is called the Stick Horse Stampede. This is where kids ages 10 and under are welcomed into the arena for a race. All of the kids are given a stick pony to ride. They are split up into two age groups. The younger kids are told to run around a set of orange cones. The older kids are told to run two laps around the arena. The winners of each group are given a shirt and a candy bar. It is quite the combination of both cute and hilarious to watch the kids run and trip over their stick ponies. Have any of you every been to or participated in a rodeo? What are your favorite events? Please share your stories.