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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

California Mid State Fair, Part 2

The fair includes all the rodeo competitions one would expect at a fair in the Western US. The local favorite event, though, is limited to small children:















These sheep aren't sheared in advance, so there's plenty of fleece to grab. No rope, saddle, or bridle on the critter, but protective gear required for riders. This event is a laugh riot. Between kids squealing and sheep baa-ing and parents cheering, it's good noisy fun (for everyone except the sheep - look at the determined scowl in the one in the photo).

2 comments:

MegWeaves said...

This is the best non-weaving photo I've seen in a LOOOONG time!

Sandra Rude said...

You must have missed the video of the surfing sheep, then...

Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUlC79KBfmA