After the first two nights, we’ve made our way to the South Point for the Montana Silversmiths go-round buckle presentation. It’s a nice gathering, and we have great hosts.
Tonight, though, it’s work-related. With Steven Dent’s 85-point winning ride, I’ll be on hand shooting photos. You see, Dent rode Carr Pro Rodeo’s Big Lights for the $17,512, and that means the stock contractor gets a go-round buckle, too. So I’ll be quite tickled to be on hand to see Pete Carr collect that piece of hardware.
“Everybody said he bucked, and he did,” Dent said of Big Lights, an 8-year-old bay gelding, which was part of the “eliminator” pen, meaning the rankest bucking horses that are part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “In perspective for that pen, he was pretty nice.”