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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Bareback Riding

The rider is judged on his control and spurring technique. High scores are earned when the rider snaps his spurs to the horse's neck just before the animal's front feet strike the ground. This is called "marking out." The rider then pulls his spurs along the horse's neck or shoulders toward his rigging handle as the horse bucks into the air.