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How do You Get a Rodeo Bull to Buck and Kick?
How do they make the rodeo bulls buck? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bull riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
PBR's Hardest Bulls to Ride
While bull riders may be a tough crowd, the bulls are even tougher. Take a peek at the top 10 bulls on the Professional Bull Rider's circuit, and see exactly why they leave even the bravest cowboys quaking in their boots.
What are the measurements between barrels in a...
Learn the answer to frequently asked questions about rodeo. Find out the standard pattern distances between barrels in the exciting rodeo event of barrel racing.
Bull Riding Basics
Bull riding is a wild and exciting event and among the most popular at any rodeo. This is an explanation of the basics of the sport, including rules and regulations.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
Top 12 Rodeos Every Fan Should See
If you’re looking for a fantastic rodeo experience you have come to the right place. This is a list of top 12 rodeos that every serious rodeo fan should see. Saddle up and take a whirlwind tour through the most exciting and action packed top 12 rodeos on the planet.
Rodeo's World Records
Rodeo keeps its own set of world records and statistics just like other sports. Find out who set the standing world records in rodeo. Learn the fastest times and highest scores in each of the seven major events. Each event has their own times and scores that stand as testaments to the skills and competitiveness of the modern cowboy and cowgirl.
Rodeo Movies
Rodeo movies are few and far between, so check out this viewing list of the rodeo movies available. See if your favorite rodeo movie is listed. From the About guide to rodeo.
Rodeo History
Covering the early years of rodeo history. Rodeo occupies a unique position in modern sports. Rodeo is a window into the past while at the same time offers a unique and fuly modern sport unlike any other. Read about the exciting development of rodeo throughout history.
April Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in April. Find exciting April rodeo action near you! Spring had sprung and the regular April rodeo season is now under way. Find out where the April rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
How to be a Rodeo Cowboy or Cowgirl
Ready to join the ranks of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls? This article will tell you how. Filled with helpful and pracical information and everything you need to know.
How to Select a Barrel Racing Horse
Picking the right barrel racing horse can mean the difference between standing in the winner's circle and going home empty-handed.
May Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in May. Find exciting May rodeo action near you! The regular May rodeo season is now under way. Find out where the May rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
July Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in July. Find exciting July rodeo action near you! The July rodeo season features cowboy christmas and the hard and fast run to qualify for the NFR. Find where the July rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
June Rodeo Schedule
Rodeo schedule of PRCA rodeos taking place in June. Find exciting June rodeo action near you! The June rodeo season is an exciting run up to cowboy christmas. Find out where the June rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Television Broadcast Listing
Knowing the RFD TV schedule will help you keep up with the latest in rodeo and bull riding, sports that can be difficult to find on the air.
Team Roping Basics
Team roping is the only team competition you'll find in professional rodeo. This is an explanation of the rules and regulations governing the event.
Introduction to Rodeo
A beginners guide to rodeo. A lively introduction to the sport of rodeo. Includes information on rodeos basic rules and regulations. Profiles each of rodeos seven events and scoring procedures. Learn about rodeo and how it has developed into the sport it is today.
Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo
Experience the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo from Oakdale. Learn all about this classic rodeo in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley of California. Gives you information on this fantastic rodeo including special events, ticket information, and more!
Rodeo Film List
Search a chronological rodeo film list and find the rodeo movie you are looking for. This list is arranged by decade from the 1950's to the present. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
Dodge National Circuit Finals Results
The DNCFR is the championship event of the PRCA's circuit system. Find out who the champions where and which circuit can take home the bragging rights to the 2008 Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
How do they make bareback horses buck?
How do they make the bareback horses buck? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bareback riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
Top 10 PBR Bull Riders
Discover who the top 10 bull riders are in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) during the 2007 PBR World Standings.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
Breaking in a New Rope
Roping events take a steady hand and a keen eye, and having a properly conditioned rope if essential to success. Break in a new rope prior to competition to eliminate embarrassing, and costly, mistakes.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
Why do rodeo cowboys use spurs and do they hurt...
Cowboy spurs are a common sight at rodeos, where most cowboys use them. But why do competitors use them, and do they hurt the animals?
Why ride for only 8 seconds?
Frequently asked questions of rodeo. Why ride for only 8 seconds? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
Bareback Riding Basics
Provides information on bareback riding basics in professional rodeo. The rules and regulations of bareback riding are explained with links to rodeo sites, events, personalities, and equipment.
World Champion Bull Riders
List of the Professional Bull Riders World Champions. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
10 Rodeo Superstitions
Cowboys and Cowgirls are an interesting bunch. Their superstitions are no exception. Read about 10 rodeo superstitions that are meant to help cowboys and cowgirls with that one uncontrollable aspect, luck. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
March Rodeo Schedule
A listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in March. Find exciting March rodeo action near you! The regular March rodeo season is now under way. Find out where the March rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
Rodeo 101
Discover what About Rodeo is all about and what it offers for those interested in rodeo and the rodeo experience. Rodeo explained for beginners and discussed in depth for experts. About Rodeo covers professional rodeo and touches on rodeo of all levels.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
Steer Wrestling
Explains the basic rules and regulations of the rodeo event, steer wrestling. Also known as bull dogging. Steer Wrestling takes strength and agility, not to mention the courage to jump off of a perfectly good horse.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Quarter Horses – Versatility on the Hoof
The Quarter horse is the most popular breed of rodeo horse, and is the most versatile breed in the world.
Do I pronounce it 'ro-day-oh' or 'ro-dee-oh'?...
How do I pronounce the word 'rodeo'? Which way is correct? Learn to pronounce it like a pro.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Clark County Fair and Rodeo Results
Get the results from the Clark County Fair and Rodeo held in Logandale, Nevada. Logandale is the ninth stop on the NEW ProRodeo Tour, the PRCA's premier 21-city series of rodeos that culminates in 4 Championship Events towards the end of the year.
Introduction to Rodeo Continued
A beginners guide to rodeo continued. A lively introduction to the sport of rodeo. Includes information on rodeos basic rules and regulations. Profiles each of rodeos seven events and scoring procedures. Learn about rodeo and how it has developed into the sport it is today. Page 2.
How to be Rodeo Cowboy or Cowgirl- page 2
Advice on becoming a rodeo cowboy or cowgirl. Recommends getting insurance, and finding an association that meets your needs. From About Guide to Rodeo. Page 2.
Where does the word 'rodeo' come from?
Learn the origin of the word rodeo. Where does it come from? What does it mean? Find out from your guide to rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
Ready to Race
Barrel racing is one of the fastest sports on the planet, but you need the proper equipment to run with the winners.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
What is Cowboy Christmas?
Find the answer to this frequently asked question about Cowboy Christmas. Cowboy Christmas is a loose term that describes the time that begins (unofficially) after the Reno Rodeo in Nevada...
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Barrel...
Complete event results for the barrel racing and bull riding events from the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
RANK - Documentary Film Review
RANK is a first rate film from IFC. This movie has perhaps the best behind-the-scenes action of any bull riding doc that I've seen recently, giving us an interesting look into bull ridings biggest stars. RANK is a must see.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
86th Annual Red Bluff Round-Up
Learn about this great rodeo event from Red Bluff, California. The Red Bluff Round-Up offers exciting rodeo action. See the top cowboys and cowgirls battle for the Red Bluff prize money.
August Rodeo Schedule
Lists PRCA rodeos taking place in August. The summer rodeo season is under way, with exciting rodeo action happening everywhere. Find out where the rodeo action will be and plan a trip to support your local cowboys and cowgirls.
I want to rodeo! Where can I go to find a good...
Ready to rodeo? Want to learn how to be a rodeo cowboy? Find where rodeo schools are located and where you can fill your desire to become a rodeo cowboy.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
How does the scoring system work in rodeo?
How does the scoring system work in rodeo? Get honest and reliable answers from the About Rodeo Guide.
Doc Bar - Built for Rodeo
Doc Bar is a household name in the horse industry, and rodeo competitors across the country strive to add his bloodlines to their string of horses.
PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour
Learn about the Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour, including what it is and how it works. Includes an event listing and results for the current tour season.
October Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in October. Just two more months until the National Finals Rodeo. Rodeo is still going strong across the country and the world. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
September Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in September. Fall is fast arriving and the road to the NFR is in sight. Rodeo is still going strong across the country and the world. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
SHARK Comments on About Rodeo
The Rodeo Guide responds to a person claiming to be Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness). In 2003 the PRCA was awarded the Lavin Cup which is given by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) for contributions to the health and welfare of the horse. 2004 out of 60,971 exposures at 62 rodeos there were 27 injuries. That’s an injury rate of .0004.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
2013 The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo...
An overview of the 2013 The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo tie-down and team roping results.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
January Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in January. It's time for many of the Circuit Finals Rodeos to take place. The regular season begins again! Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Team Roping...
A listing of the team roping results from the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals rodeo.
Barrel Racing Battle Gets Messier
In another controversial move, the venerable PRCA seems to be ready to give the WPRA the boot and start its own barrel racing subsidiary. Get the Rodeo Guide's opinion on this development.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
Does rodeo harm the animals involved?
Rodeo frequently asked questions. Does rodeo harm the animals involved? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
Beddell Flats North of Reno
Take a visual tour of the 2005 Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive. Cattle drives were the most important part of a cowboys life, driving the beef to market so everyone could get paid. Today they are used to celebrate our western heritage and give people the chance to experience what life was like in the old days. Page 9.
TURN AND BURN - Inside the World of Barrel...
TURN AND BURN: Inside the World of Barrel Racing brings the rodeo timed-event to life with this thrilling documentary from filmmaker David Wittkower. Read the review provided by About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Refelections Of A Rodeo Cowboy
Anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of rodeo life wishes it could go on forever. The personal decision to quit the rodeo will eventually affect every cowboy and cowgirl at some point along their journey. Part of being a smart and dedicated competitor is knowing when to quit.
Rodeo Schedule Listing
A listing of rodeo schedules for the most popular rodeo associations in the world. Includes the PRCA and PBR. Listed month by month and updated for the year 2007!
Rodeo Dogs
Cowboys and dogs go together like apple pie and ice cream, and the two are never far apart. A cowboy's trusty dog is as much a welcome sight at the rodeo arena as he is at home on the ranch.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Breckenridge PRCA and Alamosa Round-Up Results...
Results from the 2013 Breckenridge PRCA and Alamosa Round-Up rodeos.
Are women allowed to compete in events other...
Are women allowed to compete in events other than barrel racing? Answers to this and other questions from the about guide to rodeo.
Monthly Rodeo Schedule
Monthly list of current PRCA rodeos going on across the country. Find where the rodeo action will take place during the current rodeo season with these rodeo schedules.
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Results
Get the results of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo held in Denver, Colorado. The National Western is the second stop on the New ProRodeo Tour, the PRCA's premier 26-city series of rodeos that culminates in 4 Championship Events towards the end of the year.
Average or Aggregate
Get the definition of the rodeo term, average, from About Rodeo.
National High School Finals Rodeo Results
Get results from the National High School Finals Rodeo of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). The future rodeo stars compete in the NHSRA.
A Rich History of Rodeo
Rodeo has a rich and varied history steeped in tradition. From its early beginnings to modern day competitions, cowboys and cowgirls give their all in the hopes of becoming World Champion.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
Step Into The Arena With Bullvicious
Bullvicious is more than a generic mechanical bull - it is a full sensory experience.
Playing Fantasy Rodeo or Bull Riding
Playing fantasy rodeo is great way to add an extra level of excitement to your regular rodeo or bull riding experience. Learn what it is, how to play, where to play, and get hints, tips and advice from the About.com guide to rodeo.
February Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in February. Find exciting rodeo action near you! The Circuit Finals are over and the Dodge National Circuit Finals bucks out next month. The regular season is now under way. Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the Great American Show!
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Steer...
A listing of the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo steer wrestling and tie-down roping results.
Why aren't some rodeo dates listed on your...
Rodeo dates are listed on the schedule as soon they become available from the official sanctioning body.
Mississippi Rodeo Results April 2013
A listing of rodeo results from Lauderdale and Southaven, Mississippi rodeos for April 2013.
Best of About Rodeo
Showcasing some of the exciting and informative features that About Rodeo has to offer. Enjoy!
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
What are some of the common injuries of a...
What are some of the common injuries of a bareback rider? Find the answer to this frequently asked question of rodeos bareback riding event. All your rodeo questions reliably and honestly answered.
Cowboy UP: Inside the Extreme World of Bull...
A Guide Review of a multiple award winning documentary called COWBOY UP: Inside the Extreme World of Bull Riding. Read the review of this documentary film from the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Thermopolis and Bear Paw Rodeo Results 2013
Results from the 2013 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous and Bear Paw rodeos.
Clem McSpadden
Learn all about Clem McSpadden, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer and legend in the sport. From his career in rodeo to politics, Clem McSpadden contributed to the future of professional rodeo in numerous ways.
Down the Hill
Take a visual tour of the 2005 Reno Rodeo cattle drive. Cattle drives were the most important part of a cowboys life, driving the beef to market so everyone could get paid. Today they are used to celebrate our western heritage and give people the chance to experience what life was like in the old days. Page 13.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Results
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Strawberry Days Rodeo 2013
Complete event results from Utah's 2013 Strawberry Days Rodeo.
Manifest Destiny
Definition of the term Manifest Destiny as it applies to the history of rodeo.
Heading Into Reno
Take a visual tour of the 2005 Reno Rodeo cattle drive. Cattle drives were the most important part of a cowboys life, driving the beef to market so everyone could get paid. Today they are used to celebrate our western heritage and give people the chance to experience what life was like in the old days. Page 15.
2013 Ken Lance Memorial and Shelby County...
Results from the Ken Lance Memorial and Shelby County Sheriff's Posse PRCA Rodeos.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Growing Up Rodeo
Growing up in a rodeo family isn't easy, but it is worth every bit of effort.
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
A Rodeo Life
An overview of life on the road, from a professional rodeo competitor.
Inside the World Professional Bull Riding with...
Go inside the world of Professional Bull Riding with the new movie RANK. It's now on DVD and is a great movie for all fans of bull riding and rodeo.
Redding Rodeo 2013
Results from the 2013 Redding Rodeo in Redding, California.
Gold Buckle Dreams: The Rodeo Life of Chris...
Read a book review of a book by David G. Brown entitled Gold Buckle Dreams: The Rodeo Life of Chris LeDoux. Reviewed by the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2013 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Results
Full results from the steer wrestling, steer roping, and barrel racing at the 2012 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive
Take a visual tour of the 2005 Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive. Cattle drives were the most important part of a cowboys life, driving the beef to market so everyone could get paid. Today they are used to celebrate our western heritage and give people the chance to experience what life was like in the old days.
Laughlin River Stampede Results
Get the results from Laughlin River Stampede held in beautiful Laughlin, Nevada. The Laughlin River Stampede is the eighth stop on the NEW ProRodeo Tour, the PRCA's premier 26-city series of rodeos that culminates in 4 Championship Events towards the end of the year.
PRCA ProRodeo Tour
Learn about the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour, the top rodeo series of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The ProRodeo Tour features the best cowboy and cowgirls competing for the ultimate prize in rodeo. Get schedule and result information on the ProRodeo Tour from About Rodeo.
Professional Bull Riders Schedule and Results
Learn all about the 2009 Built Ford Tough Series, the premier tour of the PBR, including what it is and how it works. Results for the current season of bull riding in the Built Ford Tough Series.
Kinsmen and Lea Park Rodeo Results 2013
Results from the 2013 Kinsmen and Lea Park Rodeos.
The Calgary Stampede: Rodeo of the Future
The Calgary Stampede will become an invitation-only, stand-alone rodeo. The Calgary Stampede has become an innovative model for future rodeo events. Discussion of the changes happening to the Calgary Stampede
hazer
Definition of the rodeo term, hazer.
Big Spring and Mesquite Rodeos 2013
Results from the 2013 Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo and the Mesquite ProRodeo Series.
TRY: A Novel by Lily Burana
Read a book review of a book by Lily Burana entitled TRY: A Novel. Reviewed by the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
July Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in July. This schedule contains July information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show
Monthly Bull Riding Schedule
The PBR has taken the rodeo world by storm. Find where the bull riding action will take place during the current bull riding season with this PBR schedule.
Woodlake Lions and Mother Lode Round-Up 2013
Full event results from the 2013 Woodlake Lions and Mother Lode Round-Up rodoes.
Inside the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals
Clueless about the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals? Take a peek at our comprehensive guide and get informed.
Helldorado and Ramona Rodeos 2013
Results from the Helldorado and Ramona Rodeos.
Jeffery Willert
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of saddle bronc rider Jeffery Willert. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!

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