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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mutton Busting Blue Monday


Today's Blue Monday with Smiling Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com is being brought to your from Haslet, Texas.
Each year this little town has a big festival and all kinds of activities for young and old. They have various vendors and food places. One of the main attractions is a Mutton Busting for the children.
These are the sheared sheep they have to ride bear back to participate in the Mutton Busting. The object is to hold on as long as you can. You cannot imagine how many were there for this event. Some of the younger ones, in my opinion, were too small. After seeing the sheep, refused to ride. It truly was a fun and hilarious time.
As most of you know by now, Layton is my great grandson. He is the one in a hat with his best friend Wyatt. They were waiting for time to register for the Mutton Busting.
This is Layton and the fellow that walked them to the chute gate.
Here he is on he back of the sheep. It just so happened this sheep did not want to run. The reason, it could not see the other sheep in the arena and refused to move.
Once they got it in a position to see the other sheep, he was ready to run.

Here they go. Layton stayed on 3.08 seconds, which wasn't bad. There were a couple of larger children that made it 6 or 7 seconds. They got a trophy. All the other participates received belt buckles.
The next thing they did was turn small calves loose in the arena. The calf had a ribbon on it. The object for the children was to try and catch the animal and get the ribbon for a prize. As you can see, there were plenty running. Layton and Wyatt were right in the middle of this, but did not get the ribbon.

38 comments:

Cat & Cricket said...

This is awesome!
What a great post!
Happy Blue!
Smiles~
Cricket

Ginny said...

looks like fun, though a bit dangerous for the real little ones. I have never seen anything like this!

Thisisme. said...

Layton is gorgeous, but you knew that already!! Looks like a super event for the children to run around and have a great time.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh what fun! And Layton has some mutton busting chops for sure!

clavs said...

Looks like a fun game. mine is here:http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/blue-monday-8.html
clavs

Jeanie Callaghan said...

This looks like a wonderful time!

jeanne said...

Good morning LV, this post is so cute. I have never heard of mutton busting before. What a fun event and your Gt. grandson is the cutest little guy. I love this post.
I hope your Mother's Day was grand just like you.
Hugs, Jeanne

Nancy said...

The county fair where I used to live used to have an Animal Scramble. If the child caught the animal, they could keep it.

It has since been stopped, because many of the animals were so traumatized, they didn't survive the trip home.

I imagine a calf would be okay to be chased around and might even enjoy it. Very cute!

Daniella said...

Oh!! Looks like such fun!!
xxDaniella

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

What a nice picture story you made. Respect for this good job. Thank´s for your nice comment in my blog. LG Tina

Ann said...

Glad to see Layton will give it all a good try. What special memories for you. He's soooo cute. Have a wonderful week LV.
Ann

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

This is so cute! I bet you had as much fun watching as they had getting in there!

lulumusing said...

Now, this looks like what I call fun. I must confess that though I live in Houston, I don't know where Haslet is.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit, too.

Jo said...

So much fun!...the grands are awesome.
I'd probable want to get out there and bust some muttons's with 'em,teehee.
Love your red/white and "BLUES"!!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

George said...

Mutton busting is new to me, but it looks very exciting. I'm glad Layton did well. The whole festival looks exciting. Thanks for taking us along.

SmilingSally said...

You must pop your buttons with that darling Layton! This looks like such a fun-filled day. I love those blues!

Happy Blue Monday, La Voice.

Shelia said...

Hi LV! What a fun day, y'all had!! Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Blue Monday, LV... That great grandson of yours is quite a young cowboy, isn't he??? Looks like all of the kids had a wonderful time at the arena.
Hugs,
Betsy

Danica said...

Happy Monday! Your grandson is just so adorable. It looks like he's having a good time.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thinking of you as always!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a fun event! Perhaps these are the future stars of Bull Riding.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am such a suburban city girl...I knew nothing about this. It sure looks like the kids are having fun!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love the pics, and Layton is cute!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great pictures LV! Love the one of the flag for the roof over the seating. Blessings, Debbie

Mary said...

Great grandkids are wonderful, what a handsome one you have. Looks like a fun day was had by all.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We grew up in a Rodeo town, but I never saw this event. Looks like the kids were having fun. I'm not sure about the sheep ;>)

bj said...

What an adorable post. It so brings back memories of my little boy...He loved the rodeo..in fact, went on to ride bulls in high school, won a scholarship to college and rode all 4 yrs. I am not sure I ever really saw him ride because when he came out on the bull, my eyes closed tight. :))
Not really but it was very scary.
Your little ggrandson is precious.

One of our very favorite meals that we both grew up on is red beans, onion, a big slice of fresh onion and ice tea. Oh boy...good eating.
xo bj

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blue post!

Please drop by at my BLUE, when you have time. Thanks!

kat said...

What a fun day for kids. You made me smile, thanks. Happy BM.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, the latest action-packed, funny and interesting story. Greetings.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a handsome young man you have there and his friend is very cute too. Looks like they had a wonderful time...a day filled with fun!

mississippi artist said...

I am not sure I could have watched this, it looks so dangerous! The children of course don't seem to worried.LOL!

Eden said...

Great photos. Looks like a fun day. Thank you for sharing LV. I enjoyed it so much.

DoanLegacy said...

Many wonderful blue things to see, and looks like everyone had fun.

Doreen said...

How great! What a nice event to put on for kids to participate in. Looks like your grandson had a good time!

Diann said...

This looks like it was so much fun!

Dhemz said...

hahhaha...super cute! I saw one during the rodeo...it was hilarious!

Layton/Wyatt said...

Hi Meme this is Layton and Wyatt! We are at baseball practice right now looking at your blog! Thank you for posting our mutton bustin on blue Monday and for coming to our game and rodeo! We love you - Layton and Wyatt

Linda Makiej said...

Enjoying your wonderful photos!!!
Happy to have found you to follow.... :)