Thursday, July 9, 2015

Barrel Racing

Welcome to the Barrel Racing event!  Our cowboys and cowgirls are ready to race around the barrels and back again in what will hopefully be record times!  But you know how that goes, sometimes things don't always go as expected!  Here comes our first rider!

Addi is looking good and her horse is running tight against the barrels.  She might be setting a time to beat!  

Sweet William looks like a natural as he easily maneuvers past those barrels.  We don't even think he's breaking out a sweat!  He is one confident cowboy!

Arty is all business as he hugs the barrels.  This is supposed to be an amature event but he looks like he's got pawfessional skills!

Casey has a great rhythm and his horse takes the turns well.  But wait, he's grabbed the horn!  What does this mean?

Jessie is flying past these barrels!  We're afraid she's about to break the sound barrier!

Sarge is riding with total abandon.  The expression on his face says it all.  He is having a very good time!

Whoa!  Bentley is on a clydesdale!  That is one HUGE horse!  Those barrels look tiny compared to this gentle giant.  This isn't a horse built for speed but it is big enough that just a couple steps and he's through this course!

Oh, things aren't looking too easy for our cowboy Easy!  He lept over the first barrel and then high centered over the second one.  Wait, is that a beer he has with him?  And is this the elephant skater he is always talking about?

Frankie & Ernie minis are our next cowboys and they are competing as a team.  It looks like they are racing around a barrel full of monkeys!  Oh, no good can come from that!  And where did that hydrant come from?

Mabel may be young but this little cowgirl looks like it ain't her first rodeo!  She is proof that those Idaho gals know their way around a horse!

Aw, Madi's grandpa wanted Madi to ride his best horse.  Looks like he's gonna take care of his grandcat in this event!

Ut oh . . . looks like Murphy has a few troubles!

Oreo is flying past the barrels but he might be distracted because some unscrupulous contestant has blown bubbles into the arena!  Focus Oreo, focus! 

Paisley looks like she is just enjoying the ride!  It looks like she's spreading happiness along the way!  She is our first side saddle cowgirl and demonstrating excellent balance!

Pierre must have trained with Paisley cuz he is side saddle too!  He looks like he is in it for the fun!

Princess Leah is riding a royal horse who has been trained to be gentle with royalty.  However, she has trained hard for this event and is ready to get to it!

Ranger is rocking the Batman Cowboy look!  We wonder if he has an official sponsor?  He might come out of this rodeo with some offers from sponsors if he hasn't already!

Ruby looks like rodeo queen material!  She is easily putting her horse through its paces and guaranteed to get a good time!

Stanley looks a bit worried as his horse jumps the first barrel.  We're not sure this is going to end well so you might want to close your eyes!

Oh my dog!  Wesley McPoodleton is a total cowboy athlete!  He is aggressively taking those barrels without showing any fear!  He's gonna have a great time fur sure!

Ziggy is riding a rootbeer barrell and it looks like he's racing against Sally Ann who is high centered on a barrel.  Wait, where did that tiger come from?  We might need the rodeo clowns for this one!

That concludes our barrel racing event.  All scores will be compiled by the judges.  We hope everyone enjoyed watching our Blogville cowgirls and cowboys compete in this exciting event.  Be sure to check out all the other events too.  Yee haw!


MilitaryPugWife said...

Haha this is great. I needed a smile! Xxoo

Sweet William The Scot said...

Go Ziggy Go Ride that Barrel ~ Oh this is going to be tight in time ~ the clock is going to have to measure nano seconds.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Crikey there are some good riders here - Mabel looks totally at home, one with her horse.... OMDness I've only been to a few events and already am in need of a break... back to the Entertainment stage for a breather I think... (and maybe a drinky-poo from Whitley's saloon...wonder where the chuck wagon is ...[wanders off, distracted....]
Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Mara said...

I think I would have been okay on the horse that Sally Ann had. All the other horses are way too big!! Yikes


Julie said...

What great funs!!!! I had the bestest time, what a posh Gee Gee I had, pawfect fur my ROYAL status...HeHe!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Madi and Mom said...


Mark Muller said...

OMD OMD what a fabulous event... I was surprised as William popped up on my screen... and Addi found Black Beauty the hero of my mommas childhood, pawsome!... was the bear there for a beer?
easy rider

Yamini MacLean said...

AAARRGGHGH WARNING WARNING WARNING - that very first linky with my phizzog all over it is WRONG.... look for the FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD sets linkies.... (wait till I get hold of Eric......)...Yxx

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

bravo bravo - you all did wonderful - we loved arty's style and easy - he is such a character

Bouncing Bertie said...

Wow that was so exciting!
Oh I do hope my darling Addi managed to stay in the saddle and not injure her delicate frame...
And I must say Sweet William was awesome.
But what a surprise. Easy Rider coming a cropper. For sure no-one would have seen that coming....
Toodle pip!

Sarge said...

Hey Doods!
Wow, your Blogville Rodeo is a complete and total success! Everyone is having a blast. Congrats on the great event.
Holy moly, this is so much fun! Only FnE would end up with a barrel 'o monkeys. BWAR HAR HAR All of the sidesaddle gals are impressive.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, CowPoker
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, CowPoker

Casey said...

Oh, we had SO much fun!!! What a grrreat time. I think Jessie DID break the sound barrier. She's a NATURAL!

Poodle At Play said...

What fun this was! Did poor Easy ever mange to get unstuck? BOL

C.L.W.STEP said...

Bwahahahahaha! That was great!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness this is so funny
Lily & Edward

Oreo said...

Now...HOW...HOW I you expect me to concentrate when they are blowing bubbles???
I gotta get those bubbles!!

Aw...Oreo forget the bubbles and ride like the crazy guy!!

Oreo and Addi

stellaroselong said...

Oh my gosh this event had us on the edge of our seats, between tiger, bears, and bubbles.....stella rose

Noodles said...

YEEEEHAWWWW! This is so much fun. Nothing like a RODEO to make a gurl feel like shouting!!!
Love Hootenanny Noodles

Idaho PugRanch said...

we did not know the barrel racing had so many different distractions! What a great time!
Thanks for hosting Doods - now lets's go wet our whistles at Whitley's saloon, ha ha say that 10 times real fast!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


Daisy & Poppy said...

Looks like you're having fun with those horses!

Laika said...

Yeehaa what a great event :-D

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...How exciting!!! We hope Stanley made it over the barrel ok...and Murphy didn't have much trouble with that bear!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Ruby said...

OMD!!! Murphy, you look so HANDSOME on your horsie!!!! I thinks I'm gonna *thud*......oops, I did it again...I am forever fainting at your Studliness!!! hehehehe
You knows, I didn't mean to blow those bubbles at Oreo...They just FLOATED over theres from my bubble machine!!! Honest! ☺
You guys are the bestest hosts evers!
Ruby ♥
Cherry Rodeo Bomb!!

NanaNor's said...

Wow, what a rodeo!!! We love barrel racing, because our daughters did it when they used to ride. What a fun time you all had.
Noreen & Hunter

Austin Towers said...

This is my very first rodeo! We don't have them in Wales MOL. Such a lot of fun!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Great turnout! Great event. Gave us some chuckles, too.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We think everyone did a great job but we really love Ziggy's take on racing a barrel!

corkscot said...

How have we missed you? That was more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

The Army of Four said...

That's GOT to be the best barrel racing event EVER! EV-ER!!!

Cara n Crew said...

whoa! that was an exciting event! great job, Doods!

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

Millie and Walter said...

That sure was a lot of action. Everyone did great!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh my gosh you a great event. You must have put a lot of work into this. We are tipping our tails to you and to all the great participants

Chef Sasha said...

Holy Puppies, that tiger sure scared me!! That was so much fun and I even got to try some root beer. Thank you for having this pawsome event. My first big event in Blogville and I loved it. I hope you liked the foodables cause Chef Angel Cookie saved my butt.

Ziggy Out!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wowee,, look at those horsey and riders scamper around the barrels!!
Good job everyone!

M. K. Clinton said...

That was the BEST! I loved riding a Clydesdale and Pierre and Paisley were so proud that their practice paid off! Thanks for hosting this rootin' tootin' good time!

FinleytheWestie said...

Dat sure wuz sum fancy ridin'!!!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love the Chewy logo on the Barrel! Pawsome advertising!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous job by everyone! Way to go. Best rodeo I've been to in ages. Pawsome job, riders and bloggers! :)