Yeehaw! The Rodeo Is Back!

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Your guide to all things Rodeo

  1. Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bull Ride and Steer Wrestling? Talk to me …

Saddle Bronc: Involves a rodeo participant riding a bucking horse that attempts to throw or buck off the rider

Bareback: Same deal as Saddle Bronc….no saddle (ouch)

Bull Ride: Attempting to stay mounted while the bull tries to buck off the rider

Steer Wrestling: Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event in which a horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by grabbing its horns and pulling it off-balance so that it falls to the ground.

2. Whats that creepy clown doing out there?

That’s the Rodeo Clown, they are very important. They keep riders safe as well as you laughing throughout the events.

3. Okay, now I’m getting it…but how’s this thing scored?

Rodeo scores are given by two to four judges. Rodeo is unique in the fact that both the cowboys and animals are judged on their performance. Each judge scores between 1 and 25 points for the cowboy and between 1 and 25 points for the animal

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