It's just not January without a trip to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. This year, I was accompanied by Seth, James...and Collyn.
We arrived early and spent some time perusing the wares in the Hall of Education.
The Stock Show used to be a great place to look at tack, but now the saddles are few and far between.
This made me sad, but James was perfectly happy trying out massage chairs and sampling no bake cheese cake batter. Go figure!
I am always on the hunt for horse shaped object, and we did find some of those.
I have no particular interest in these little, rubbery horses...
but I love their props!
Oh, how I wish this was 1:9 scale!
After about an hour, we headed to the Coliseum for the rodeo.
We watched horses...
ropers...and rough stock,
and Westernaires.The rings is dark and difficult to shoot in, so I didn't take many pictures of the actual events. Instead, I focused on specific things, like interesting tack,
long haired cowboys,
and steer wrestlers named Bray.
All in all, that was a pretty good way to spend an evening. I'm already looking forward to next year's edition!