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Chute Doggin'

What in the world is Chute Doggin?  "Why would anyone go to bed at 3:00 am two nights in a row on a weekend?" might be a better question. 

Two words ~ Junior Rodeo!

Yes, our two youngest boys participated in their first ever rodeo and had a blast.  About a week ago we ran into some friends that we hadn't seen in a long time.  While visiting with them, their oldest son told our boys about how fun "Chute Doggin" was. Our boys went to their farm to practice and were hooked.  I'm just glad the steers didn't hook them.

Hold the horns, Jonah

So, "What is Chute Doggin anyway?"  It's the lighter version of steer wrestling only without the horse.  First you climb into the chute with a steer about 3 to 4 times your weight.  Wrap your arms around their neck, give the signal to open the gate and the fight begins.  Hold on until the steer crosses the line and flip them over on their back.  Since this is the lower age class they used smaller calves and strapped horns on them.  Too cute!

Jared "flipping the burger"

As to the 3:00 am... Chute Doggin is the second to last event and since the temps have been in the 100's around here they decided to start the rodeo at 8:00 in the evening.  Combine that with a 30 minute drive and "viola" you have a very late night or early morning depending on how you look at it. 

Our cowboys

Anyway, we had a great time watching all the events and especially watching our boys have fun and learn something new at the same time. They both dogged in under 3 seconds the last night. Our oldest also competed but it was for the attention of the Rodeo Queen and boy was she a cutie!  We think he placed high but the results haven't been posted yet.

Comments

  1. How fun! Good practice for steer wrestling later on. Or even tie down roping. Love the photo of your cowboys. Funny how you have all boys and I have all girls. My girls used to hog wrestle at the county fairs in Wyoming. They have even won before.

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  2. So how did it go with getting the attention he was looking for?

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  3. I LOL'd at the Rodeo Queen quip. Tooooo funny! That looks like fun, rodeos always make for some lonnnnng nights!

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  4. Never heard of it but sounds fun. Glad your boys enjoyed it. Keep us posted on the Rodeo Queen results:)

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  5. What fun!!!! I love the picture of your three cowboys.

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  6. How great your boys got the opportunity to participate. I'm sure they are hooked now and will be dragging you off to all the rodeo's. Too funny about the rodeo queen.

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  7. Ha ha! I love it! Give the oldest J my best wishes for luck with the queen! Can't wait to see the results :)

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  8. p.s. I love your new 'welcome' picture. How cute are you?!? Perfect for summer!

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  9. Too funny!! Let us know how he placed ;)

    I have to say - these cowboys would get placed 'in top place' in our girls' hearts!

    Looks like a great reason to stay up that late :)

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  10. I can't believe that they strap horns on the little guys - how cute!
    I love calves.

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  11. That's a handsome group of young men there, out of the four grandson I have two of them are cowboy's, and one show's in the rodeo, it's alot of fun, but with late hour's.

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