This image is from my first and last Rodeo shoot. At first I found it very exciting and was having a lot of fun with my then fairly new 1DMKII shooting at 8 1/2 frames per second. Then I started noticing how stressed the animals were so I left early. I’m not against Rodeos, though. I realize they are an important part of the cowboy culture and there are still many working cowboys who look forward to these events as a release from their hard lives. Just go a little easier on the animals!