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[Cave Creek, Arizona, November 6, 2011]
Our hostess, Mary Brown, scheduled an astonishing series of events for the JPG pioneers, including a steer-roping competition in tiny Cave Creek, Arizona.
About 30 â€œcowboysâ€ participated, including these two lovely â€œcowgirls.â€
The rules were simple. The chute would open and the steer would bolt for the other end of the arena, with two riders in hot pursuit. The first rider would â€œlassoâ€ his head, and then the second rider would â€œlassoâ€ his hind legs.
The scoring system was comprised of several elements, but by far speed was the most important factor. The winning team roped their steer in less than eight seconds. It had to be seen to be fully appreciated.
The quarter horses were very handsome, as were the saddles and all of the appurtenant equipment. The horsemanship was highly skilled.
We enjoyed this event very much.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Also by Richard Knight
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