Maybe it should be called horse-bending

       Kelly Koeppen of Redwing, Colo., hastens her steed through the senior girls’ pole-bending race during daily events in the National Little Britches Association Finals Rodeo competition at the Penrose Equestrian Center this week. She is among nearly 700 competitors, ages 5 to 18, who hope to make the top 15 championship rounds in their events for the rodeo finale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31. Tickets are $6 for adults, with discounts for other ages. For more information, call 389-0333.

Westside Pioneer photo