Monday, September 19, 2011

Photo of the day: Mutton busting

Mutton busting by The Bacher Family
Mutton busting, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.
If you've never heard of "mutton busting" or "wool riding," then here's an eye opener for you. Think bull riding, but with 3 to 6 year olds riding sheep! We couldn't decide whether this was more akin to watching a sport or a train wreck, but there's no question it was entertaining, as these little kids line up excitedly to put on the padding, perch on a ewe, and hang on for dear life as she gallops full tilt across the arena. Most kids only made it a second or two before falling off, but a few had a thrilling ride all the way across, and .one made it all the way to the target 6-second mark.

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