Steer Riding and Chute Dogging

There is never a dull moment when it comes to having a boy who does what he loves.  The weekend of the 24th and 25th we were in Circle, Montana. I remember being told, I could not be Momma if something ever happened...

Yeah, well... At least I was doing all the picture taking at this moment, so I really could not tell what was going on.  I will say this, my heart was in my throat during this ride.

My husband had to tape his shirt back on him so he could compete in Chute Dogging.   Jamie was already mad about his steer ride just moments before being put back in the chute to wrestle.  With a banged up arm and wrist and no time to catch his breath he was not going to let that little steer win this one.

But in the end, the steer won.

Saturday, our county hosted the YRA and it was a L-O-N-G day since we had to do two rodeos. Thankfully, we did not have to stay around for it all. Once Jamie was finished with both of his rides, we left.

Jamie is a lot like me, when we have to be away from the house, longer than a couple of hours, we are ready to get back home. So, Saturday was torturous for us both.

This little steer did not want to participate in the second rodeo, so he walked out of the chute and laid down.

 And he threw Jamie over his head and shoulders.

A re-ride was offered and being so tired, he got off centered.

There's more awesome photos my husband took. You can see them HERE.

Have you ever wondered how I REALLY feel about this sport? Keep watching, there's a post coming up on how I honestly feel about youth rodeo.


  1. Lori,
    I give you all the credit in the world. To be able to photograph these shots takes alot of composure.

    I love your blog it is awesome!!!

  2. So you were told you couldn't be mama if something happened? I saw in those first set of pictures daddy getting ready to jump that fence. LOL

    Great pictures. I know y'all are proud of him. He looks great out there!


  3. I know young men are tough but these photos make me cringe. I am sure he thought it was fun.

  4. Those are some great pictures! I always love to see others interests that are so foreign to us. Especially having grown up in urban areas my whole life. I don't know how you kept your composure! I would have been in tears. I just can't handle that kind of excitement.;)


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