Monday, October 25, 2010

The Rattlesnake Race --- Master's Division

Meanwhile, back at the horse show in Estancia, New Mexico ---

It's time for the Rattlesnake Race!

The object of the race? "Catch" as many rattlesnakes as you can, of course. Stuff 'em into a plastic bag, mount up and ride like hell outta the ring. With both the rattlesnakes AND your horse. In ONE minute!

Pssst...horses hate plastic bags. They rattle and make a kinda hissy sound and are scary, like rattlesnakes. Duh!

Another pssst. For those of you who've missed this hysterical event, an aside. They aren't REAL rattlers, they're multi-colored squiggly-like "snakes" made from a kind of rubbery material. But to the horses, they look close enough to the real thing and they aren't taking any chances!

The rider who makes it out of the arena in one piece, with the most snakes, is the victor!

I think we have a WINNER! Easy --- right?


SouthernSass Monday, October 25, 2010 3:06:00 PM  

Ha-ha-ha! You had me going there... Whew! Glad to know folks aren't that crazy! :)

penni Monday, October 25, 2010 4:47:00 PM  

How funny -- a hoot!

clairz Monday, October 25, 2010 5:04:00 PM  

Oh, no, no, no. I don't even like squiggly pretend snakes, although as a children's librarian, I used to read a book to kids called A Gathering of Garter Snakes while wiggling around a bit and pulling previously planted tiny rubber snakes out of my sleeves and neckline. I'd do anything to keep those children enthralled!

But I never did it on horseback. ;)

Never Say Never Greyhounds Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:09:00 AM  

Much better than another rattlesnake event. Glad this one didn't involve real ones. :-)

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