Let ‘er Buck!

Let ‘er Buck 2016!

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The Pendleton Round Up Rodeo is off and running!

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Once again its time to Boot Scoot BOOGIE!

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Its time to Rock…

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And Roll!

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Gotta love those pick up guys who get you off your Wild Ride:)

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Yup…rodeo week is here…its that time of year when you can join in and see people you only see once a year…its a time to celebrate the end of harvest and its time for a rodeo that is rich in heritage…steeped in tradition and full of history…in this small town they call Pendleton.

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Son Greg is following in the footsteps of those who went before him…

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His dad, WB, and my dad, his grandfather, by working in the arena during the rodeo…

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A big job to fill as our arena guys are in charge of fences, unexpected wrecks, livestock with lots of unforeseen issues…

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They work hard to keep the livestock safe and everyone else safe as well as themselves. Photo above is of son Greg going airborne last year…he was banged up but ok!

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Round Up is an amazing week…we all volunteer one way or another…we all grumble that it is too crowded and well grumble grumble grumble…we should leave town for the week…

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Round Up becomes a part of who you are when you grow up here…its in your heart…its in your blood and each year you swear this is the last year but…it calls your heart back home and thats what it’s all about…along with amazing cowboys and cowgirls who get out there and live it by working hard and playing tough!

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And thats it…I’ve lived here forever and like a moth drawn to the flame…I’m home!

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Rock on Pendleton with the Rhythm of Round Up…and Let ‘er Buck!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 13:56:15

    Now that’s real.
    Git along fall!

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  2. wolke205
    Sep 18, 2016 @ 09:28:19

    I like your photos. But I say NO to Rodeos!! It s a shame what often happens there. And it s not okay to put a rope on a defenseless baby cow and pull it down…! Everyone who thinks different – try it yourself. Run as fast as you can and I will throw a rope on your neck and pull you down. Might not be as funny and “soft” as you have thought. Do really many people still believe the horses are bucking because they like it…??? Electro Shocks are still daily routine – and it s not forbidden, when you don’t it more than a few times…!! What a shame…!! Also I m sick of seeing people in Barrel Races yanking on horses mouth… There is just nothing positive about Rodeos for me…!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Nov 15, 2016 @ 13:45:36

      Hi there…I found your two comments in my spam folder. I’m sorry for that…I found another one of my WP friends in the spam folder too!!! Not sure what WP is doing and now I wonder if I lost more comments by not looking in the spam. I have been slow with blogging this year and often forget to look so I’m glad that I did!

      Let me say that I have seen horrible treatment at horse shows of all kinds plus mistreatment at racetracks and hunter jumpers and fox hunting too. I often see people who do not have a brain in their heads abuse helpless animals and boy does it make me MAD! It is not fair of you to pounce on my blog entry, as you do not know anything about the area where I live…there is as much animal abuse in Germany as there is here! The Pendleton Round Up is a huge rodeo that is out in the public eye over here in the western part of the US. My Dad was involved in the rodeo my whole life growing up and I spent lots of time behind the scenes of the rodeo…Pendleton has stiff sanctions and tough rules to abide by! The local people involved are often like my Dad as in raising cattle for a living…my dad was one of the most respected cattlemen in the NW. He took care of his livestock and taught me well in doing the same. He would not have stood for any animal abuse at the rodeo. I don’t like rodeo as it can get out of control UNLESS you have people running it that know the right way and stay away from the wrong way.I can’t say all rodeos are like that but it is the same with horse shows, hunter jumpers, racetracks, and on and on. Your area is not exempt from various forms of animal abuse! I find it sicko that there is so much of it! People are mean to helpless animals on purpose and it is wrong. My positive comments about the rodeo have to do with my families memories…as I said, I grew up at that rodeo…and I am proud of my dad!Round Up time to me means the end of summer and the end of wheat harvest and its time for round up. My memories of my parents being a part of the rodeo make my heart feel good…so I will always write about that!

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  3. Tails by the Sea
    Sep 17, 2016 @ 15:46:21

    The rodeo sounds like soooooo much fun!

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 19:55:26

    Every year when this comes round, I wish I were there. This year is no exception.

    I too have a big, tall son and I often wonder how I got one so big when I’m so … short.

    Have a wonderful time!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 22:38:31

      I hope one of these years you can come to Pendleton and enjoy the excitement, the rodeo and all the traditions..history and heritage. I used to be 5’10” and now I am right at 5’8″…our son is 6’5″…makes me feel like a dwarf…LOL! So good to hear from you:)

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  5. Nylabluesmum
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 10:54:36

    Woo Hoo!! Nothing like a GREAT Rodeo to end off the Summer! Love the old & new photos & the family history HRCG!!! You bring such Life to your stories…I feel like I am there…..
    Let ‘er Buck my friend!!!!!
    ((((hugs)))) Sherri-Ellen & **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  6. speedyrabbit
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 02:49:55

    OMB that is So Exciting!!! I would love to see something like that,xx Rachel and Speedy

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