Tag Archives: Wimberley

Saddle Bronc Riding

Saddle Bronc Riding or Saddleback Bronco riding was one of the first events at the Wimberley July 4th Rodeo in Texas. Saddle bronc riding is a classic event, both a complement and contrast to the wilder spectacles of bareback riding and bull riding. This event requires strength to be sure, but the event also demands style, grace and precise timing. Dave Wilson and I shuffled around the rodeo arena getting the best vantage point for each event. Since this was the first event we still had some decent light to shoot with as the sun was just going down. Dave recently posted a similar shot of this same rider from the Rodeo, noting the determination in his face.

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8 Seconds

8 Seconds

Another first crossed off my list last weekend on my second trip out to Austin Texas to visit Dave Wilson, the annual 4th of July Wimberly Rodeo in Wimberly Texas. The Rodeo was a Pro/Open event sanctioned by the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association. Dave and I had a blast shooting in all areas of the event maneuvering from one side of the arena to the other for the various events. The shot above was the last event of the night, and for good reason, the Bull Riding event. By this time of the night, the light was scarce and we were forced to shoot high ISO but it was still great fun. There were some mean Bulls at this event and it showed in the scoring, none of the entrants that night rode the 8 seconds to qualify for a scoring ride and most riders were bucked off pretty darn quick.

The Bull above started bucking straight out of the chute almost kicking the men tending the gates of the chute, the facial expressions are priceless.

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