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Garry “Reride” Miller – Barrelman – Parada del Sol Rodeo

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Funny Stuff

A few nice funny images I found:

Garry “Reride” Miller – Barrelman – Parada del Sol Rodeo
Image by Al_HikesAZ
This is Gary "Re-ride" Miller working as the Barrelman.

"In addition to the judges and at least one mounted pickup man who may rope the bull after the ride to escort it to the exit gate, three safety professionals work in the arena during the bull riding: two highly trained but sometimes zanily costumed bullfighters and possibly a barrelman. As soon as a rider is bucked off or dismounts, one bullfighter tries to distract the bull and get him moving toward the exit, while the other bullfighter may step between the bull and the downed cowboy to protect him. If the bull is determined to charge something, the barrelman tries to draw his attention to the barrel." 2009 PRCA ProRodeo Official Program

These barrels are a balance between on one hand being light enough so that the barrelman can run around with it and on the other hand being strong enough and padded enough to protect the barrelman. These barrels can take some pretty vicious dents from these bulls. Imagine sitting in a metal garbage can with some foam wrapped around it while a truck hits it – that will give you a feel for that the barrelman endures.

The Parada del Sol Rodeo is held annually in the Equidome at Westworld in Scottsdale. The 56th Annual Parada del Sol Rodeo was a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association ( PRCA ) Sanctioned Rodeo. Each performance consisted of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding.

Sadly, I add this info
PRCA news and notes: Aug. 4, 2009
Courtesy PRCA

PRCA rodeo clown Garry Miller dies at 59
PRCA rodeo clown Garry (ReRide) Miller, of Laveen, Ariz., died of a heart attack July 20 at age 59. His funeral service will be Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. (PT) at Parkway Christian Church, 14787 N. Cholla St., Surprise, Ariz.

Miller became a PRCA member in 2003 and worked a number of rodeos in the Southwest, including the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Jaycees Parada del Sol.[end edit]

Newborn Napper?
Image by Jennuine Captures
Walked by our soon to arrive baby’s nursery this morning to find Pooh had made himself at home in the newborn napper. I guess he can officially say he’s tested it out and it is comfy enough for baby. :)

Dog Intelligence
Image by alicejamieson
He’s a genious. He knows when I have a treat in my hand and when there is cheese on the counter. It must be from all those cook books he reads!

R.I.P Archie – 21st December 2009.

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