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August 01, 2007

On Assignment at Bishop Mule Days - Part 7

May 27, 2007 - Afternoon

Things got a little hectic this summer, and I haven't written any new articles in a while. Now that I have some more time to write again, I wanted to finish my Bishop Mule Days series! In my last article I wrote about the Sunday morning events. Here are some good photos from Sunday afternoon's events.

Someone brought a mare with twin baby mules to show off. Here they are waiting to go into the arena for their minute in the spotlight.

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I found a good place to sit at the top of the stands where I could watch both the main arena and the two east arenas. They had jumping in the main arena.

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Mule Trail was going in one of the east arenas.

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Donkey Trail was going in the other east arena. The first photo is JoDe Collins on Double C Redman. The second is Curtus Imrie on Musai.

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Later in the afternoon we had Youth Costume Class in the main arena. The theme for this year was "your favorite superhero." Some of the kids got quite creative!

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Next came one of the pack team events. In this one they had to load up and pack out a variety of odd shaped objects like pipe, deck chairs, sheets of plywood, plastic barrels, etc. The packers have to make sure everything is tied down good. They then race around the back track, and back into the arena. When they come back in everything still has to be on their back team - it can't be dragging or lost somewhere around the track. It's quite an event to watch!

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Then they had Mule Keyhole Finals. Here is one of the mules in that event.

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Another exciting event to watch was the Mule Chariot Races. Some of those teams can really run! It's quite the experience to hear the heavy weight teams storming down the track!

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What a busy, but fun filled day to end the show!

Kristie Jorgensen
LongearsMall.com

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at August 1, 2007 06:25 PM

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