February 15, 2005
Show Season is Coming
But while you are waiting for it to warm up and dry out enough to start getting ready for show season, I thought you might enjoy seeing a few more photos from Bishop Mule Days last summer.
Donkey Trail is always a fun class to watch. It takes some skill to navigate through all those challenging obstacles! Here is one donkey and rider working through the gate obstacle.
Another of my favorite classes to watch is the coon jumping. It's always amazing how high some of those mules can jump! It's also entertaining to see what each mule does when he things the jump has gotten too high for him. Some will try to go around. Others will just refuse to go, and still others will slowly walk up to the jump, then gently bump it with their chest to push it over.
The costume class is one of the more colorful classes. Here are several entries leaving the arena from last years Adult Costume Class. It looks like there is a nun riding a mule, Mexican mule rider, and the Roman chariot driver, Jim Porter, following them with his donkey team.
It's always a thrilling sight to watch the coordination and splendor of the Mule Days drill team. They do an excellent job considering they only get together and practice a few times before the show. Here they are lined up with their flags in front of the grand stands.
If you are considering going to Bishop Mule Days this summer, you may want to go ahead and get your entries and reservations in. The show office is taking entries now. Just visit their website for more information.
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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at February 15, 2005 07:37 AM