Last evening I covered the first of two nights of the annual Taylor Rodeo. What I love about the Taylor Rodeo are many things … among them is that the arena is only two miles from my house! And Taylor is the home of Bill Pickett, an African-American who invented bulldogging, also known as steer wrestling. But here’s what I wonder. Why are rodeos a summer sport? It was so dang hot last night! Without researching the matter, my assumption is that rodeo must have its roots somewhere up around the Rockies. You know, a really cold place in winter. But here in the Southwest, it seems like a great sporting endeavor meant for our more relaxed winter climate (except for the Panhandle, that is). But I digress. The Taylor Rodeo, whenever you hold it, is a fine, well-organized event, drawing cowboys, and fans, from all over. Here are a few photos I took for the Williamson County Sun, including the obligatory action shots, but some Mutton Bustin’ and Steer Saddling, too. In case you’re wondering, Steer Saddling is when a team enters the arena with a cow, then proceeds to put a saddle on the critter, then ride it. It was a bunch of fun. Except, of course, for the heat.