Cody, WY, Rodeo Capital of the World, so of course I went to the rodeo one evening. Lots of fun! I’ve been to another rodeo or 2 but this time got to see more “behind the scenes” stuff. I learned that the riders must pretty much prepare their assigned animals for the competition themselves. For example, the saddle bronc rider must put the headstall and saddle on the horse assigned to him. The stock is treated very well, each rider takes his time preparing the animal, not rushing and with plenty of patience.
I’ve made several trips out to the wild horse range east of Cody but have only managed to spot a few of the horses there with the lucky exception of the bay stallion who was close enough for me to get a good photo of. I’m sure he’s one I’ve seen in previous trips, just as handsome as ever!
One day I headed up the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, which winds up through the mountains over Dead Indian Pass. If you’ve ever heard the term “Green grass of Wyoming” you will understand where it comes from now.
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