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John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm •  Published: January 19, 2011
A horse named Lone Wolf stands up and leaves Saddle Bronc rider Jon Tyson holding onto the fence  during the International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
A horse named Lone Wolf stands up and leaves Saddle Bronc rider Jon Tyson holding onto the fence during the International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

I’ve probably averaged one or two rodeo events a year for the last 14 years. Even so, I saw a couple of things on Sunday during the last day of the IFR that I’d never seen before;  a horse stood straight up in the chute (above) and left a cowboy hanging on the fence and the ‘Equine Ambulance’ made an appearance, although in the end it wasn’t needed.

I’ve written before about pictures that aren’t used in the newspaper. Sometimes our favorite pictures get left out because there’s no room, but occasionally  we turn in pictures that we know have little chance of being used. Toward the end of the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, there was a long line of car and motorcycle clubs. When the motorcycle riders spun their tires everyone thought it was great, until the smoke and the smell of burning rubber floated into the crowd. This picture (below) is not really indicative of the overall feeling or the spirit of the parade as a whole, so I knew it wouldn’t get used in the paper, but I like it anyway.

You can always see our photo galleries by clicking here, or take a closer look at the images from the parade yesterday by clicking here.

Jennifer Birdine reacts to smoke and the smell of burning rubber as members of a motorcycle club spin their tires during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Oklahoma City on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Jennifer Birdine reacts to smoke and the smell of burning rubber as members of a motorcycle club spin their tires during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Oklahoma City on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Kim Randle, a client at Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, dances and sings with Elvis impersonator, Mike Black, during the grand opening of the new Impact Oklahoma Recreation Center at the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Kim Randle, a client at Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, dances and sings with Elvis impersonator, Mike Black, during the grand opening of the new Impact Oklahoma Recreation Center at the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

-John Clanton