Tucson Rodeo for Gamma O and Thomas

The Tucson Rodeo always begins with a parade. Dick has fond memories of being part ot the parade.
The Tucson Rodeo always begins with a parade. Dick has fond memories of being part ot the parade.
The parade has no motorized vehicles in it, just lots and lots of horses...here are four clydesdales pulling an old stage coach.
The parade has no motorized vehicles in it, just lots and lots of horses...here are four clydesdales pulling an old stage coach.
And the parade has lots of wagons.
And the parade has lots of wagons.
Here is a very old fire wagon.
Here is a very old fire wagon.
Some of the wagons were decorated.
Some of the wagons were decorated.
Here is a Tennessee Walker horse, unusual for Arizona.
Here is a Tennessee Walker horse, unusual for Arizona.
And this rider is dressed up like the Mexican bandidos....the bad guys from the old days.
And this rider is dressed up like the Mexican bandidos....the bad guys from the old days.
Just one of many many horses in the parade.
Just one of many many horses in the parade.
And another of the many horses.
And another of the many horses.
Ah, but with many many horses in a parade, there is also a problem.....hmmmmm......so the parade ends with a large noisey group of street sweepers!
Ah, but with many many horses in a parade, there is also a problem.....hmmmmm......so the parade ends with a large noisey group of street sweepers!
After the parade, it is Rodeo Time!
After the parade, it is Rodeo Time!
The bull riders had a really difficult time today......most were thrown off before time was called.
The bull riders had a really difficult time today......most were thrown off before time was called.
The bronc riders did better.
The bronc riders did better.
I would not want to try this!
I would not want to try this!
Yikes!!
Yikes!!
And here is Mr. Clown to help just in case.......
And here is Mr. Clown to help just in case.......
Next came the calf roping contest.
Next came the calf roping contest.
Oh my! That didn't look very easy either!
Oh my! That didn't look very easy either!
Now these were the real stars of the day......3-5 year olds with their horses!
Now these were the real stars of the day......3-5 year olds with their horses!