Cause the Brits Don’t Have Bulls and Broncs

 

I am quite the anglophile. I lived in London as a kid. I woke up early to see Kate & William’s royal wedding, I tried to pay attention to the Queen’s Jubilee. I dig corgis. But when it comes to the Fourth of July I keep my loyalties on this side of the pond. And I can’t think of a more American way to spend the Fourth than at a rodeo.

We wrapped our recent Montana trip by spending Independence Day at the Ennis Rodeo which is always a good time. We arrived in the middle of the female can-chasers.

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I have to say, the highlight this year were the bucking broncs. Lord have mercy these horses were feisty, or as the announcer kept saying, rank.

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There was one horse in chute two who kept banging the gate while he was still in the chute. When he finally shot out he tossed the cowboy in a flash and evaded the two guys who were trying to coral him out of the arena. This horse was so pissed and wild at one point he literally did a SUMERSAULT!

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The crowd gasped as he flipped all the way over.

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Miraculously he popped up and dashed away as if nothing had happened. It was the wildest thing I have ever seen at a rodeo.

The afternoon wrapped up with the bull riding which is always a highlight. I love the bullfighters, hardest working cowboys in the rodeo.

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Random side note…I don’t know what they do to the kettlecorn at the Ennis Rodeo but it is the best thing you have ever tasted.

Rodeo & Kettlecorn kicks Tea & Crumpets butt.

USA! USA! USA!

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