So, apparently, Vermont is going to try and out-Folsom Folsom Street. (I won’t say the link is NSFW (no nudity) but I wouldn’t click on it at work).
The Rough Stock Roundup is a private event similar to the Horse Fairs (Fickstutenmarkt) that take place in Europe.
At our events willing mares offer themselves to stallions. But at our Roundups, there are also cowboys who can ride either mares or stallions, or even rope them together and ride them both. Like all roundups, there are event guidelines and registration regulations.
Before the roundup begins, each participant decides whether he wants to be a mare, a stallion, or a cowboy. Cowboys must be interviewed and approved by The Master of the Horse.
Hey, you know what? This isn’t my bag, but if people want to do this sort of thing in a private location, it’s none of my business. As long as no one is coerced into participating, as long as no one is coerced into accepting this as normal, and as long as no taxpayer money is involved, it’s none of my my business.
There’s an old expression that goes “I don’t care what they do as long as they don’t do it in the street and scare the horses” that has never been more appropriate.