Team roping horse Rob stands patiently by as rider Eric Rogers puts protective boots on him. After they horse and rider will first warm up then compete in Monday's Team Roping competition.
Team roping horse Rob stands patiently while his rider, Eric Rogers, suits him up with some protective boots at the Reno rodeo grounds Monday morning. The duo was preparing toward up and then compete in the Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) team roping competition Monday morning.
The BFI is in its 35th year and is the world’s richest one-day roping event, featuring a total pure of more than $800,000. The event, which was founded in 1977 by Bob Feist is held in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo, which runs through Saturday and offers nightly performances at 7 p.m.
—Tribune photo by Dan McGee