We love this rodeo so much we wanted to write another blog post about it. You’ll meet the nicest people there and it’s great for everyone in the family. There is something for everyone. Last week we talked about some of the competitions you can watch, including Bareback, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. That’s not all, though, there is even more to see.
Don’t forget we offer a 10% discount on reservations for people who are attending the rodeo. Make sure you mention it at the time you make your reservation and we’ll get you set up.
Wrestling these massive animals requires strength and strategy. It’s a tricky maneuver requiring help from another cowboy, called a hazer, who keeps the steer running in a straight line. The steer has a head start and the cowboy must catch up and grab the steer’s horns. He is trying to tip the steer over. He must bring the steer to a stop or completely turn him around. He then has to get that steer on his side with all four legs pointed in the same direction. It’s quite a sight to see.
Two cowboys work together in this competition. One works the head of the steer and the other works the legs. It takes good timing and coordination to win this challenge. The first cowboy, known as the header gets a rope around the steer’s horns and/or neck. The second cowboy trails until that is accomplished and then he must rope both of the steer’s back feet. It’s risky business and you’ll see some amazing skill in this round of the rodeo.
This competition is measured in hundredths of a second and is impressive to watch. The rider and horse race into the arena and then ride a cloverleaf pattern around barrels. They then race back out of the ring. Penalties are applied for any barrels that are overturned. You’ll love watching this team talent between rider and horse.