Women's Professional Rodeo Association

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  • Barrel Race-Personal Narrative

    Slipping my boots on, my focus was fully on the task of getting my mare bathed and ready for the barrel race we were heading to that evening. My thoughts racing in my head as I reached for her halter and lead from the hanger on the tack room wall. I've been to barrel races so may times in the past twenty years that I should be at ease, but I'm almost more anxious now than I've ever been before. Walking toward the gate, lost in my thoughts, I'm wondering what the night ahead has in store for my partner and I. When I say "partner" I mean my horse. She is not only my partner but one of the best friends I have ever had. Her soft nicker quickly quiets my thoughts as I look up to see her walking to the gate to greet me. I can always count on her to be right there when she sees me and to greet me with that sweet nicker that brings a smile to my heart no matter how my day might be going. She lowers her head when I get closer to her letting me slip the halter over her ears. I say good morning to her, and rub my hand over her forehead before leading her out the gate and to the feed pan for her morning meal. As she's eating I begin to bathe her, making sure I don't miss any spots and that I get her mane and tale as white as possible. I hate the pungent smell of vinegar but it seems to work best getting the stains out that she gets when she rolls in the dirt. As I scrub the underside of her belly she flexes her neck around and gently rubs her muscle on my side. She's kinda…

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  • Calf Roping Research Paper

    Finally, another reason animals are not abused is because of the strict guidelines set by each rodeo association. The rules of the Cheyenne Frontier Days ™ acknowledges that all animals receive proper care and treatment before, during, and after every rodeo performance. Horses and cattle are transported in specially designed trucks for their protection. Once on site, the animals are placed in large corrals, provided with fresh feed and water, and are inspected at least twice a day for any…

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  • The Career Of Misty: The Best Volleyball Player

    star once she hit the court. Misty was a 16-year-old high school superstar (“Dynamic Duo 79”). All of her friends admired her talents. She went to high school at Newport Harbor High School, were she helped her team win two state championships (indoor) in 1992 and 1994 (“Misty May-Treanor”). She gave that school the reputation it has today. Misty played against Kerri Walsh for the first time when she was 16 (“Dynamic Duo 79”). They met, and instantly hit it off. Misty and Kerri became friends at…

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  • Rafael Nadal Research Paper

    Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is a twenty nine year Spaniard. At this time, Nadal is ranked number eight in the world. Since turning pro in 2001, he has won countless tournaments. A few of these tournaments include: the French Open, the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael…

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  • Bowling Is Not A Sport Essay

    This is every bowler’s dream to make it big and have a sponsor pay for all their equipment and tournament entries. There are a lot of different types of contracts that a professional bowler can obtain. Pro staff members get all of their equipment, tournament fees, and hotel fees paid by their sponsorship.(CITE) A company will always want their product to be out there while bowling in competition. A company will always try to come out the best equipment possible to make bowlers compete with the…

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  • Sexism In Sports Essay

    Court. Billie Jean King finally accepted his request to play her after few times. The winner would get 100,000 a win takes all match On September 20, 1973 in the astrodome in Houston in front of 30,492 fans. About 90 million people watching worldwide on television. She had to win for all women this was a very vital situation. If she didn’t win she said herself “I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn’t win that match,” she said later. “It would ruin the women’s tour and affect all…

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  • Gender Framing In Sports

    Gender framing has been present in societies and cultures across the globe. There have been many instances where cultural values and upbringings have led to a view towards women athletes. The past few decades have been particularly eventful for women around the world. One thing prominent when comparing cultures from around the world is that there is a clear difference in viewpoint with each culture. I believe that there is are different views towards female athletes due to cultural aspects…

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  • Masculinity In Sports Essay

    Her epiphany occurred while she was observing a baseball game and realized that no women were present on the diamond. Not only did this realization shatter her lifelong dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, it was a lesson that would remain with her for the rest of her life. King realized that if she was going to be a professional, female athlete, she needed to play a sport that was more ladylike. American society had a difficult time watching women participate in sports that were…

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  • Employee Assistance Reflection

    Reflection Paper Employee Assistance Programs are crucial for the well-being of an organization. In today’s world there are many factors that inhibit employee productivity. For instance, depression, grieve, divorce, substance abuse, financial instability and others. These issues can negatively impact the overall cost of running an organization. Offering Employee Assistance programs enables the employee to address life difficulties in order to experience wellness in the workplace, resulting in…

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  • Sea Lions Dive Club

    Here at ODU, there is an organization specifically for students with a passion for scuba diving called the Sea Lions dive club. The dive club is an amazing opportunity for students who want to become talented, professional scuba divers. The purpose of dive club is to teach rising divers new techniques, have the opportunity to socialize with other ambitious divers, receive their PADI diving certification (a necessity for open water diving in America), provide the chance to participate in many…

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