Hail, you awesome human
For beauty is as beauty does and you all do it so well. Test your skills and competitive edge, test your knowledge and constant training, test your fortitude and your companionship, test your ability to train and command. Hail, all you beauties. The judges watch in eager support, the crowd cheers at the dare devil within and the champion of this match is an unrivaled and much heralded success. Glory and honour to this golden crown, the skills of the beauty are unsurpassed. A pageant queen that has never been questioned. No one disputes the necessity of this test, or the rights of these women to compete.
A test of skills and nerve and fortitude, an inspiration to all who watch and to those who jealously eye the crown. The secret to success is the fabulously well trained body and the perfection of the match.
He listens closely to the voice in his ear and responds immediately to the command. A match of perfect unison as they plunge headlong into the race. Over and over, the practice was perfect, now only to attain the unbeatable speed that will send them on to victory. Hours of training, hours spend in competition, train your body, train your mind and harness the superior beast.
Quietly down in the rolling countryside, where a days work begins at dawn and life is a routine of milking the cows, feeding the chickens and harvesting the crops. The peaceful country life, ideally set in the picturesque landscape. A life, so seemingly simple, that anyone could do it.
Canadian Cowboys’ Association Ladies Barrel Racing Highlights- Canadian Western Agribition
But from that land of simple charm, comes an athlete of a different proportion. Tall in the saddle, high in their ability, the twosome walk into center stage. The drama unfolds. Like their forefathers of yesteryear, the cowboy is still the same. A bull rider, a bronco buster ,a barrel racer, a calf roper and a highly skilled athlete.
Now it is the ladies turn, a competition of their own. To train and command the powerful horse and to demand the speed and agility for this course.
The quiet of the country, so peaceful and so dreamy. Where all of the rush of the rodeo comes from. A country life with it’s own unique culture, it’s own unique identity, privileges and heroes.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
October 27, 2015