Laura Bruno Lilly, nominated me for The 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you for the nomination, I feel honored. I think one of the few things that can make a photograph stand out, is if it’s paired with a lovely quote, or story, that makes me feel even more emotions than the photo alone. This is the first day of the challenge for me. I’m imagining sharing different kind of photos each day, to be able to enjoy different types of quotes. Today I’m going to share some action filled photos from the rodeo I went to a couple weekends ago. The rules for the challenge are:
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
– Share why this quote appeals to you so much
– Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day
Rodeo careers can end without warning, as quick as the next try at an eight-second ride.
– John Branch
I figure this might be a good quote to get you introduced to the rodeo with, if going to the rodeo isn’t your regular choice of entertainment in the weekends. In bronc riding, like the photos in this post, (and bull riding,) the goal is to stay on the horse (or bull, in bull riding,) for 8 seconds. After 8 seconds an alarm goes of, and if you managed to stay on for 8 seconds, the ride get scored by a team of judges. 8 seconds is a very long time when on a violently bucking horse, or bull. If you fall off before the alarm rings, you don’t get any points at all.
If you’re lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. So It’s probably 80 percent luck and 20 percent skill.
Sometimes a hard day’s work is easier than a lot of things you can meet in life.
– Chris LeDoux
Some guys work 125 to 130 rodeos a year. They’re just goin’ all the time.– Chris LeDoux
Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.– Lane Frost (Lane died in an accident, back in 1989. Being charged by a bull, just after completing his 8 second ride..)
It’s a good thing you got bucked off. If you’d stayed on any longer, you might have been hurt. – Unknown
There’s a big difference between me and a real, legitimate working hand, or a world-champion rodeo cowboy. I play ’em, and I aspire to be like that, but those guys are tough.– Luke Perry
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.
I have this famous Winston Churchill quote on a wooden sign, currently placed in my kitchen. I saw the wooden sign in a little country store, while walking around aimlessly, feeling sorry for myself for all the time I’ve wasted in a marriage that wasn’t meant to be. It sort of reminds me how horses makes me feel, no matter what the world around me is doing. Seeing that quote at the right time, when I really needed it, was a sign for me to take responsibility for my own life, and happiness. I’ve taken that quote with me on my travels, and I try to always put it where I can see it. No one have ever commented on the wooden sign, but for me, it means something.
My rodeo photos are available as prints in my online gallery, just click on a photo that inspire you, and it will take you to my gallery.
My three nominees for the first day of this quote challenge is;
Jane, from Jane Lurie Photography . Simply because no-one master matching amazing images, with inspiring quotes, like Jane.
Eliza, from Eliza Waters. I never grow tired of watching her beautiful nature imagery.
My third nominee is Diana Prastka Stuckey, who’s positive, encouraging stories I want more of!
I hope you will accept the challenge! I can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂