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  3. Arriving in the afternoon at Horseman's Park, in north Las Vegas, we get to watch some roping actionArriving in the afternoon at Horseman's Park, in north Las Vegas, we get to watch some roping action

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Arriving in the afternoon at Horseman's Park, in north Las Vegas, we get to watch some roping action
One of the last competitors in the boy's roping event gets ready
He's off!  After that calf!
Getting that rope moving
Still haven't gotten close to the calf
Horse and rider working as a team
The hat takes off on its own.
Calf coming into range...
Good throw!
This young lady heads out after her calf.
Keeping an eye on the target and getting that rope going.
Getting a bit of a higher perspective on the target.
Just about ready to throw.  It was a good throw, but it happened behind the signs on the fence.
This young lady is next. Getting warmed up.
A bright splash of red in a world of blue.
Getting her photo taken in the box.
Time to go to work.
A quick approach, looking good...
Up and over...  But the calf slips out!
Second rope thrown...
Rope released!
Taking another go at the calf.
Another young lady riding after a calf.
Coming into range, with the rope moving well.
Soon will be close enough to throw the rope.
A miss, coming around for another try.
Riders in the practice corral.
Boy watching the riders in the box.
Nice hats doing a great job keeping heads cool.
A well put together family!
Getting his attention.
Cooling off after the ride.
Looking sharp...
Badges of skill
Badges of a champion!
Heads up.
Concentration and composure.
Getting the rope just right.
Getting the mind into the game.
Checking the tires. :)
Managing the rope.
Rope and rider look ready.
Gazing over the crowd behind the box.
Everybody here is dressed up!
This lady is number one!
Proud Vegas riders
Sharing some words.
Lovely color combination!
No question where she's from!
Saying hello when a friend pulls up.  I wish I had zoomed out a bit more...
Giving a little scratch?
Vegas proud!
Happy riders and horses today.
Lots of phone activity in the practice corral as everybody stays limbered up.
A brisk trot on a beautiful day.
Cheering another rider on.
The joy of a brisk ride on a sunny fall afternoon. (Taken at the Las Vegas High School Rodeo 2017)
I'll bet it takes a lot of practice to use the keyboard while riding.
Riding in the electronic age.  iRiding?
Riding in a different direction, clockwise.
Nice to ride with a friend or somebody who might be a friend.
Taking the youngster for a walk.
Stirrup bumpers?
How does that stay in place?
At the far end of the arena the paramedics haven't been busy.
Calf checking to make sure we aren't carrying any ropes.
Calf 37 (Taken at the Horseman's Park, Las Vegas, Nevada.)
Calf 46
Another calf checks to see if we have any treats.
Dinner is delivered!
Nice to see where hay bales are expected to end up.
Plenty of hay in the air.
The hay gets everywhere, even if the horses are neat eaters.
A hungry white horse.
White horse with white eyes.
Striking white eyes!
Are these guys related?
Walking to the practice corral from the stables.
The only classic riding helmet in sight!
Shooting into the setting sun through the dust of the corral.
A great day for a ride!
This team worked on tight circles in the corners.
Taking the turns at speed.
A good team, working well together
Control and trust.
Working on clipping the apex of the turn.
Interpreting the signals.
Laces need retying?
Talking strategy.
Checking all the equipment.
Taking the turn at speed.
Gazing into the sunset.
Passing horses on the trot.
I like the riders with the sign in the background.
A dusty sunset.
Matching hats, or pretty close!
Getting sorted out for the next event.

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