Posts Tagged ‘Sonny Koerner

24
Jun
08

L.A. Rodeo Roundup 2: More Photos

Photos keep rolling in from friends we made at the rodeo.  Mad love to Michael Whisner for some great shots.

23
Jun
08

L.A. Rodeo Roundup 1: Not Beginner’s Luck

It was just after I dogged my first-go steer this weekend that I realized another reason I love rodeo: it’s an exercise in being present. In fact, it’s a marathon of being present, and I only participated in three events: goat dressing, chute dogging, and steer deco. I can’t imagine how it must be for Wade Earp, who competes in almost all, if not all, of the events. Sam pointed it out. We weren’t thinking about anything else, all day. Who knew we had to compete in rough stock events to feel like we’d really been on vacation?

I dogged my steers, but the highlight this weekend, by far, was Saturday, watching Sam get in the chute for the very first time, and dog his steer. I was almost as excited and proud as he was. We went one right after the other, both days. Sonny looked after me and Sam got coaching from Sam (Van Helden), both really talented cowboys. We’re grateful to have had them on our chutes. Continue reading ‘L.A. Rodeo Roundup 1: Not Beginner’s Luck’

25
Jan
08

Interview: Rodeo Cowboy, Sonny Koerner

Sonny on the Brown Bull

Sonny Koerner is the randy cowboy who approached us at the L.A. Gay Rodeo in 2006, if you recall the original story. Here I thought I he was recognizing my natural talent for bullriding, and… well, you’ll see. Anyway, Sonny is the first real rodeo cowboy Sam and I ever met. He’s an inspiration to anyone involved in rodeo at any level, certainly, and as it turns out, he’s a real sweetheart. We’re lucky to have crossed paths with him again, and grateful to count him among our friends. Here’s the interview.

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