The Tatla Lake Gymkhana is an annual event geared more to the control of the horse than the events offered in a rodeo.
There was bareback riding, weaving through a course of poles –
And barrel racing –
I got a lot of pictures like this!
As well as the events, the audience provided great subject matter. And they did not move so fast!
The funniest event, from the audience point of view, was the tire race. A saddled rider carried a bareback passenger, who had to catch and hang onto a tire while the rider went round a barrel. Then the passenger had to get back on again.
Offloading the passenger was usually easy enough.
But getting the horse close enough to that strange swinging object so that the passenger could climb back on again sometimes required a lot of persuasion.