Next up at the Strathmore Rodeo was the pony chase? Race?
Not sure what it’s called but it involves three people (they all looked between 12 and 16) holding onto a rope attached to a pony and then they have to get the pony to stand still long enough for one to get on the pony.
Sounds pretty easy right? I mean look at the ponies:
Well those ponies are FIESTY and they don’t want anybody to get on them, let alone ride them. They also appear to be very strong, most teams didn’t get close to getting on the pony before they got away, YAY pony! Yes I was cheering for the ponies. Some of those kids got dragged around and knocked over, the ponies wanted no part of it.
A few teams did manage to get a member on, it seems you only need to get on and staying on is not a requirement. Only one stayed on for more than a few seconds. It was interesting, I’m still not sure what I think of it as entertainment. I’m sure the ponies aren’t in danger of being hurt but it’s not something I would go out of my way to watch again.