Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easy Sketch

My favorite model - Easy. Continuing with my continuous line sketches. There are more....
We went and viewed an interesting event this evening - a bull bucking - both to test young bulls and to let riders practice on experienced bulls.
We have several rodeo contractors in this part of Texas - these are folks that breed, raise, train and haul rodeo animals - bucking bulls and horses as well as roping calves.
The ranch we went to this afternoon provides mostly bucking bulls, and we went specifically to watch them "test" some young bulls for their propensity and skills at bucking.
A twelve pound box called a bucking "dummy" is strapped to their back. It it remotely controlled to let go after several seconds. A flank strap is also tied onto them. They are loaded into a chute, just like at the rodeo, strapped up and then released. Most of these young bulls acted nutty, and several either tried to climb out of the chute or flipped themselves over in it. They ALL attacked and chased anyone in the arena with them and even came flying at me outside the arena taking their picture! The arena walls were stout, but I must admit to jumping back several times! And several times there were close calls with the cowboys helping out....
Zechariah 14:16
Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm glad Easy came back to you ;)
Why? I don't know, but I am.