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Entrance to the Bulverde Rodeo

No doubt this is a cowboy place

Tejas Famous Steak House. Pricey but good

Setting the Mood. Located at the entrance to the shop area

Running Water always has a nice sound to it

Ponies waiting for the first rider of the evening

Nice place to just walk about

The Arena before the Rodeo Starts. This is a dirt floor. No...

New born Boy. Just enjoying the day

Mother graciously let me take a picture of her 3rd Son.

Baby Boy's Family. The one son to bashful to have picture taken...

Greatest Show On Dirt building sign. It is true there is dirt...

When is this show going to start.

Entrance to the Arena.

Ready for the next mail run. Authentic

Where is my first Rider. I am ready to go

There are about 6 saloons on the grounds and this is just...

Along the walkway. Nice to see

Just waiting for the opening ceremony. All dressed up

Practice Mechanical Cow and the Cowboy's horse just a waiting

These horses look to be in perfect trim and waiting for the...

The ranchers are bringing themselves and their horses to the big TO...

I betcha this is a cowgirls horse.

Just a Walkin and a talkin. Tejas Rodeo is a Family Event

How many Generations of a family do you see here? My guess...

Cowboy's shootin the breeze. Getting ready for the Big Show

She and her Boys are from West Texas. Thanks for letting me...

The Very Popular Mechanical Bull

Bull Riding Price Info

Bull Riding Warning. Just so you know the smaller girls and boys...

Little Boy waiting his turn on the Big Bull

Another Boy waiting. Notice he has his Spurs on.

His Little Hand can hardly get into the restraints.

Hang On Buddy

He finished the ride

This is his Momma You can tell by the Big Smile

This is his first ride. Looks a little nervous

Girls ride the Bulls to.

The Little Hand is almost to small to hold on to the...

Parents of the boy in the previous picture

This is Fun

The Bull is surrounded by a Tramaline so they can bounce and...

All Smiles

Waiting for the Ride to Start

He did great up to the very end. This bull was a...

Pony Rides. I remember my first one. It was in Linden and...

A little nervous but he will never forget this day

Cowgirl getting ready for a roping event.

Parents getting their son ready for the Muttin Bustin Event

With Parents Approval. He hiked his trousers and set off for the...

The crew of Muttin Busters coming onto the big stage

They Talked for a long time, and guessing the Cowboys were thinking...

The Boys and Girls heading to the Chutes

Hand in Hand they go. Only one will come back with a...

Rodeo Clowns helping Muttin Bustin Riders after they lose their ride

Yep they do get dirty. Maybe that is the reason they get...

This girl had a great ride until the very end.

The 4 year old won the trophy

Cowboy limbering up the horse for the roping contest

Riders warming up the horses. When these horses come into the arena...

Tejas Rodeo Drill Team. Pretty neat. They go out and do precision...

No Bridle No Saddle. The only Bareback Rider here tonight.

Men and Women compete here. On the Ranch everyone has to carry...

Sun is setting. Almost time for the big show as Ed Sullivan...

Cowgirls and Cowboys getting their mounts ready.

Drill Team getting ready for their Grand Entrance. You notice the girls...

An old Story Says that the girls wear pony tails to attract...

All the horses here have a brand on them. This is just...

Rodeo Announcer At the big shows they do it from the booth....

Tejas Drill Team in Action

Proudly displaying our U S Flag

Drill Team leader has a whistle to direct the riders

Ring around the Rosy. Perfect circle. They did this several times

They did their performance at a gallop.

Original Chuck Wagon. Announcer gave history of the wagon as it toured...

Cowboys and Cowgirl driving the Longhorns. Notice the little girl.

I don't know, but guessing the two little ones are riding with...

Longhorns are mean so these Cowboys were alert. Had to drive them...

In the process of losing the ride and hitting the ground

Yep that Bull is going after the Rider. Rider was okay but...

Another Cowboy Biting the Dust

He loses this ride. This Bull was a meany

The Bull did not like anyone.

Notice the people move away from the fence. Bull did not like...

The Bulls won the majority of the games tonight. Another Cowboy biting...

Team Roping. Always fun to watch.

These Horses really know what their doing.

Horses do not worry about the Cow. The cowboy and horse are...

All the Rodeo Horses tonight had this combination of head control. Keeps...

Young Rider on a Cow. Not that easy a job, but you...

The Cowgirl and her Horse getting ready for Roping. You saw here...

Nice Job

Boys and Girls getting ready for the Calf Chase. They go for...

Announcer had them do jumping jacks to create Space and then roll...

Chasing them Critters

After the Calf Contest, all the boys just climbed the big fence.

Calf Roping

Got him Tied

Back to my Trusty Steed. During the event it is more fun...

Gowgirls just swaying back and forth.

Digging in and moving out

Quarter Horses like to Run

This is what Calf Roping is supposed to look like at the...

This combo is really leaning over to cut the distance

This 7 year Old Girl is telling her horse to Get Up...

Cowboys look pretty small when astride these big bulls

Lost his ride now he has to collect his belongins

Bull after another Cowboy. Rodeo Clowns are distracting the Bull

Another Cowboy met the Horns of the Bull. He was okay and...

You can tell the size of the Bull by the Height of...

This Bull did not want to go back to the stall. Cowboys...

The Bulls won every event tonight. Lots of Sore Cowboys in the...

After the Rodeo it is Dance Time. Live Band

Lots of Young Folks here tonight for this Shindig

Places to relax, drink and enjoy your company

Mother and Son Dancing.

Young Folks have a good time

Nice Patio Area

Old Folks Dancing Also

Notice all the Boots on the Floor. A Western Thing.


I have been to big and small rodeos and my favorite has always been the smaller local rodeos. Tonight was a small rodeo event. The Tejas Rodeo in Bulverde Texas.

This is a true family affair. Lots of families with their kids enjoying the festivities. I took over 220 pictures, and about 100 have made it to the journal. I tried to eliminate as many as possible, but these pictures give the true story of then Bulverde Tejas Rodeo.

I had the pleasure of talking with several families and all were Texas Friendly Folks. You notice this entry has several pictures of the kids. Whether they were riding the Mechanical Bull, Dancing, Riding Ponies, the enjoyment on their faces made for a happy and fun filled evening here in Bulverde.

If I would take movies you could see real quick that the majority of men here were or had to be ex rodeo riders. How would I know that! Just about everyone of these guys were walking with a limp. Whether it was old age or just to many rides on the rodeo circuit who’s to say. I just know they had on their cleanest jeans, pressed starched cowboy shirts, big 10 gallon hats and of course the biggest and shiniest belt buckles ever. Just be assured that every man you see in these pictures has a slight or sometimes not so slight hitch in his getalong. As I watched the riders this evening I really understood where those limps come from. These bucking horses, bulls and calf's do their best to shed the riders. and tonight the animals won many of the events. In several rides the bulls were so nasty that it took the outriders several minutes to get them contained and returned to the staging areas.

In one case a young white bull just roamed the fence area near the stands. The kids and adults knew this was no game and just backed away from the fence. These animals looked healthy, big and every one looked a little ornery.

I have to mention the barrel racing event. A 7 year old girl was competing against all the adults and She came in 2nd. Like Nascar this Tejas Rodeo only awards 1st place. Even though she would not get a trophy the 7 year old has to feel good. She lost by just a few tenths of a second. I had a position on the last barrel before they took off in full gallop. The girl was stuck to the saddle, feet and hands were moving to get the big horse moving as it made the final turn, and move it did. If you have never seen a 80 pound girl, ride a 2000 lb quarter horse, put that in your bucket list. You could just see the big smile on the girls face as the horse gave it his all. The horse was pushing with both back legs and his front legs were really stretched out, every muscle visible and moving on his body. He was heading toward the barn and taking his rider to what might be the winners circle. Tonight was not the night, but both horse and rider put on a great show. This was the best ride of the evening. Much fun to watch.

The small rodeos give you much more access to the riders and horses than do the bigger formal rodeos. I had a seat that allowed me to see the warm up areas where the riders were getting their mounts ready for the show. I understand most of the riders here tonight do have a day job on the ranch. They do this to pick up some extra money. I heard that the most they would make is about $12,000 dollars a year. That is not much as it seems they have to spend a lot on horses, saddles, clothes, and equipment. Great night for a Rodeo.

Please Click HERE for the link to the official Tejas Rodeo Website

Please Click HERE for information on Bulverde Texas

Please Click HERE for information on the Bulverde, not international airport.

Thanks for riding along and have a great week



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