GALLERY

 Rodeo is a competitive sport that arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico. Based on the skills required of the working cowboys, today it is a sporting event that involves horses and other livestock designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls. 

Check out some photos from rodeos past. It's a heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat kind of event!

Bareback Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Bareback Riding
Team Roping
Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding

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Saddle Bronc Riding

Points are awarded for the cowboy's spurring effort, the degree to which his toes are turned away from the horse and the his control of the horse. Proper spurring, or "marking out", happens when both of the rider's heels touch the horse above its shoulders before its feet first hit the ground.