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Thinking back to the Old West, ranchers spent their lives tending to the land that made such a difference in western history and continues to affect the way we live today. Rodeo has entertained millions and inspired generations of skilled cowboys and cowgirls, who continue to compete in events across North America.

The idea of rodeo spun out of the use and treatment of animals in ranching out of necessity. The horse was a central part of ranching dating back to America's Spanish settlements of the 1700s. Horses allowed ranchers to work with livestock in a safer, more efficient, and faster manner. With the development of the professional cowhand, the sport of rodeo came to be. 

Professional rodeos in the United States and Canada usually incorporate both timed events and "rough stock" events, most commonly:  calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. Each event features athletes skilled in their craft and trained animals adept in their instincts, with each contributing to a sport rich in tradition, lore, and beauty.

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Ridin' the High Roller!

  • Title: Ridin' the High Roller!
  • Description: This gray bucker, known as a "high...
  • Views: 98
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Waitin' for Rescue!

  • Title: Waitin' for Rescue!
  • Description: This cowboy hangs on for dear life as...
  • Views: 81
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

All-American Girl

  • Title: All-American Girl
  • Description: This very talented women performed...
  • Views: 75
  •  5/5 (2 votes)

Seeing Daylight

  • Title: Seeing Daylight
  • Description: This big Chesnut causes this cowboy...
  • Views: 75
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Marked Out!

  • Title: Marked Out!
  • Description: To properly "mark out" his horse, the...
  • Views: 73
  •  4/5 (2 votes)

Crowd Pleaser

  • Title: Crowd Pleaser
  • Description: This big Bay bucking horse takes his...
  • Views: 73
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Bringing Down Ole Blue Eyes

  • Title: Bringing Down Ole Blue Eyes
  • Description: To catch the sprinting steer, the...
  • Views: 69
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Fighten Leverage

  • Title: Fighten Leverage
  • Description: The steer in this event generally...
  • Views: 68
  •  5/5 (2 votes)

High Kicker

  • Title: High Kicker
  • Description: The saddle bronc rider has only a...
  • Views: 67
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Money Bull

  • Title: Money Bull
  • Description: Every bull is unique in its bucking...
  • Views: 67
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Awaiting the Dally

  • Title: Awaiting the Dally
  • Description: The header ropes first and must make...
  • Views: 67
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Tough Draw

  • Title: Tough Draw
  • Description: The steer in this event generally...
  • Views: 65
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Buckskin Bronco

  • Title: Buckskin Bronco
  • Description: Saddle bronc riding is rodeo's...
  • Views: 64
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Crow Hopper

  • Title: Crow Hopper
  • Description: Saddle bronc riding evolved from the...
  • Views: 63
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Turn and Burn!

  • Title: Turn and Burn!
  • Description: Barrel racing is graceful and...
  • Views: 63
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Textbook Teamwork

  • Title: Textbook Teamwork
  • Description: Team ropers spend long hours...
  • Views: 63
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Running the Cloverleaf

  • Title: Running the Cloverleaf
  • Description: Not only have the best of the sport...
  • Views: 62
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

On Target!

  • Title: On Target!
  • Description: When the cowboy reaches the steer, he...
  • Views: 62
  •  4.5/5 (2 votes)

Hat's Off!

  • Title: Hat's Off!
  • Description: This bareback rider loses his hat at...
  • Views: 61
  •  4/5 (1 votes)

Steer Busting

  • Title: Steer Busting
  • Description: An important aspect to team roping is...
  • Views: 61
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Gate Kicker

  • Title: Gate Kicker
  • Description: This big Bay jumps right out of the...
  • Views: 60
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Clearing the Fenceline

  • Title: Clearing the Fenceline
  • Description: This black bucker clears the...
  • Views: 60
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Hair Apparent

  • Title: Hair Apparent
  • Description: Rodeo queen candidates usually ride...
  • Views: 60
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Spinner

  • Title: Spinner
  • Description: Bull riding is dangerous and...
  • Views: 59
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Sliding On Easy!

  • Title: Sliding On Easy!
  • Description: This big steer weighs more than twice...
  • Views: 58
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Flanking Flight

  • Title: Flanking Flight
  • Description: The horse is trained to come to a...
  • Views: 58
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Setting the Jerkline

  • Title: Setting the Jerkline
  • Description: A cowboy's success in calf roping...
  • Views: 57
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Ducking Off

  • Title: Ducking Off
  • Description: This team roping "header" must toss...
  • Views: 57
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Punching the Clock

  • Title: Punching the Clock
  • Description: Team roping, the only true team event...
  • Views: 55
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Jerk Down!

  • Title: Jerk Down!
  • Description: The horse is trained to come to a...
  • Views: 55
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Attacking the Money Barrel

  • Title: Attacking the Money Barrel
  • Description: Barrel racing at its core has changed...
  • Views: 54
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Working the Rope

  • Title: Working the Rope
  • Description: The horse is trained to come to a...
  • Views: 54
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Time to East Dirt

  • Title: Time to East Dirt
  • Description: When the cowboy reaches the steer, he...
  • Views: 54
  •  4/5 (1 votes)

Rope Runner

  • Title: Rope Runner
  • Description: The roots of calf roping can be...
  • Views: 54
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Dappled Gray Quarterhorse

  • Title: Dappled Gray Quarterhorse
  • Description: This beautifully colored horse is...
  • Views: 54
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Hooey Hurry!

  • Title: Hooey Hurry!
  • Description: After flanking a calf, the cowboy's...
  • Views: 53
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Dally Up!

  • Title: Dally Up!
  • Description: The American quarter horse is the...
  • Views: 53
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Right Out of the Gate!

  • Title: Right Out of the Gate!
  • Description: Today, the mounted cowboy starts from...
  • Views: 52
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Ring of Fire Finale

  • Title: Ring of Fire Finale
  • Description: This performer readies her team...
  • Views: 51
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Goin' Fishing

  • Title: Goin' Fishing
  • Description: The roots of calf roping can be...
  • Views: 49
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Rank Ride at Sundown

  • Title: Rank Ride at Sundown
  • Description: Montana rodeos feature rustic arenas...
  • Views: 48
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Hitting the Top Notch

  • Title: Hitting the Top Notch
  • Description: A cowboy's success in tie-down roping...
  • Views: 48
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Clearing the Haze

  • Title: Clearing the Haze
  • Description: To catch the sprinting steer, the...
  • Views: 47
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Bear Down!

  • Title: Bear Down!
  • Description: To stay aboard the bull, a rider...
  • Views: 47
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Stirrup Stretch

  • Title: Stirrup Stretch
  • Description: This bulldogger has his left foot...
  • Views: 47
  •  4/5 (1 votes)

Comin' In Tight

  • Title: Comin' In Tight
  • Description: When the cowboy reaches the steer, he...
  • Views: 47
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Lookin' for the Heelshot!

  • Title: Lookin' for the Heelshot!
  • Description: Team roping, the only true team event...
  • Views: 46
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Sudden Arrest

  • Title: Sudden Arrest
  • Description: The horse is trained to come to a...
  • Views: 45
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

Better Late Than Never

  • Title: Better Late Than Never
  • Description: To catch the sprinting steer, the...
  • Views: 45
  •  5/5 (1 votes)

Palomino Queen

  • Title: Palomino Queen
  • Description: This beautiful Palomino carries a...
  • Views: 42
  •  0/5 (0 votes)

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