Use these 5 terms to help you with the basics of the exhilarating sport of rodeo. You could find many other terms in this handy guide.
Aggregate- The term used to describe the bonus received for having the best overall performance at a rodeo. For a rodeo featuring more than one second ride, or run, the average (or aggregate) score is compiled out of 90 for each seprate run.
Cover- To successfully stay on to your horse or bull for the required 8 seconds in order to be eligible for the full 90 points.
Cowboy- Originally a derogatory term describing a person who works on a ranch raising livestock but was broadened to include anyone who does their own thing and does the right thing.
Rank- When horses or bulls are very tough to ride or handle. It usually means that the competitors are in for a tough night.
Rodeo Cowboy- Someone who earns money competing in rodeo events, rather than a regular cowboy who earns money raising livestock.