|View from Big Pine|
|Big Pine Creek w/Palisades|
|Big Pine Creek|
Then it was off to Bishop for an early class for Tina in Western Dressage.
|Tina and Ima|
|Mule Portrait of Ima|
|In The Clouds|
|Above the Footbridge|
Back in Bishop I watched Tina compete in another dressage class. Then I went over to the main arena to see what was happening there. There was action in the form of two roping classes. The first was steer stopping. In this event a rider/roper must chase down a steer and successfully rope it and bring it to a stop. This is a timed event. Here at Bishop this is done on a mule.
The second event was team roping.This is where there are two riders chasing down a steer. The header must lasso the head or neck, and then the heeler must lasso one or both rear legs to bring it to a stop. This would be used to catch a steer to be branded. There are a lot of misses by the ropers. Both the header and heeler are allowed two tosses of their respective lassos before being disqualified.
We treated ourselves to dinner on the fairgrounds tonight. It was our first chance to have Indian Fry Bread Tacos which are made for you right at the stand. They are delicious and consist of fry bread being topped with refried beans, taco meat, onions, tomatoes, and also. A feast to enjoy especially as they do a great job of frying the dough in hot enough oil that the results are crispy and not greasy.