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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.
What Are the PBR's 10 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.
9 Movies About the Rodeo
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.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
A Fascinating History of Rodeo from the 1700s...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 practical information and everything you need to know.
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.
The Elite Rodeo Association: The Future of Rodeo?
The newly-formed Elite Rodeo Association marks a new chapter in the history of the sport of rodeo--could this be the future of the industry?
Check Out These Amazing Rodeo 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.
2015 PRCA World Standings, Updated Weekly
Updated weekly! Find 2015 PRCA standings here for the top 15 in each event. Did your favorite cowboy or cowgirl make the cut this week?
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?
Bull Riding: Event Details
Bull riding is arguably the most thrilling event of the rodeo with the widest fan base and the most media attention. Explore the event and details.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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.
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!
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
Early Forms of Rodeo
Discover the evolution of the sport of rodeo from its origins as part Wild West show, part cowboy competition, and a reflection of the changing times.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
Controversy Surrounds PRCA Rule Change in...
A controversial proposed rule change in tie-down roping has rodeo fans and contestants in outspoken opposition to the PRCA. Learn more about the issue here.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
Why Do Bulls Buck?
Discover the truth at the heart of the myth about why rodeo bulls buck--there's both fact and fiction surrounding this controversial event.
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.
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.
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!
What exactly is team roping in rodeo?
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.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
A Beginners Guide 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.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
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.
Rodeo History
Covering the early organizations 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.
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.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
Team Roping: Event Details
Team roping involves two mounted ropers and a steer, making up one of rodeo's most exciting timed events. Learn more about this popular rodeo event.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
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.
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.
Glossary of Rodeo Terms
Find the definitions to rodeo terms and vocabulary in this comprehensive list, and use this list as a starting point to learn more about the sport.
Barrel Racing: Event Details
Barrel racing is a wildly-popular rodeo event that draws both spectators and competitors alike. Learn more about the origins and procedure of this event.
WPRA: Women's Professional Rodeo Association
The Women's Professional Rodeo Association or WPRA is best-known for barrel racing, but also hosts a World Finals in women's-only roping annually.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
Rodeo in the Modern World
Forming a link to the future with a strong bond to the past, rodeo has evolved into a major modern sporting event. Learn more about the history of this transition.
Lane Frost: Remembering an Icon
Lane Frost is best remembered as being as talented as he was kind on the bull riding rodeo circuit--but his death in the arena changed the rodeo industry forever.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
Listing of PRCA's 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!
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.
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.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
Basic Guide to Rodeo Events
This guide to rodeo events provides a working knowledge of what to expect in each event, as well as which associations offer competition.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
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.
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.
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 Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Lee Graves
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Bareback Riding: Event Details
Said to be the hardest rodeo event on cowboys, bareback bronc riding is an exciting roughstock event. Learn more about the event details, including strategy.
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.
Origins of the Cowboy
The cowboy is undeniably American and simultaneously borrowed from the early Spanish riding traditions. Learn about the evolution of this American symbol.
February 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos all across the country in February of 2015 as well as links to results as those rodeos are completed.
2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Results
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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.
WPRA Lawsuit Against PRCA Dropped
After much speculation and a contentious battle of words between the PRCA and WPRA, it has been announced that the Women's Professional Rodeo Association has dropped it's lawsuit against the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. At stake was the sanctioning of the barrel racing event at PRCA rodeos.
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.
Rodeo Clowns: Not All Fun and Games
The modern rodeo clown has the most dangerous job of the rodeo in taking on bucking bulls from the ground, a full-time profession for the resourceful and athletic.
Rodeo Event Basics: What is the saddle bronc?
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
5 Reasons Why Rodeo Is Our Most American Sport
Able to weather changes in society, economic climate and lifestyle, rodeo remains a uniquely American sport, embodying our highest cultural standards and ideals as part of its everyday code.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
Steer Roping: Event Details
Learn about the controversial rodeo event of steer roping and discover why it's not a celebrated part of the National Finals Rodeo.
Breakaway Roping: Event Details
Explore the rodeo event of breakaway roping, including procedure, equipment and strategy.
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.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
Your Guide to the 2014 National Finals Rodeo
Use this page as your launch point to discover everything you need to know about the National Finals Rodeo, or NFR.
2015 Daily and Final Calgary Stampede Results
See full daily and final results from the world-famous Calgary Stampede, held July 3-12, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. Page 3.
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
The NEW Professional Bull Riders World Cup
Discussing the New PBR World Cup which will pit the the best bull riders from around the world in a team style competition. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
June 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
See upcoming PRCA rodeos for the month of June.
Wrangler Champions Challenge
The newly-redesigned Wrangler Champions Challenge showcases the best athletes of the sport on the top stock in the nation, bringing rodeo's biggest rivalries to the TV screen.
Saddle Bronc Riding: Event Details
Saddle bronc riding is an exciting rodeo event with its own traditions of technique and style. Learn more about the event details and current trends.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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.
The Circuit System
Learn more about the PRCA/WPRA circuit system and how it creates opportunities for contestants to compete as weekend warriors.
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.
What PRCA Rodeo Events Are Scheduled for May?
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!
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
Bull Riding's Safety Revolution
Bull riding is experiencing a safety revolution with the introduction of protective vests and helmets. Learn more about bull riding safety equipment.
Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of 'Em All
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Tie-down Roping: Event Details
This classic rodeo event evolved naturally out of ranch chores and requires a cowboy to be fast, accurate and well-mounted. Learn more about tie-down roping.
September 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find a PRCA rodeo near you for the month of September 2015, the final month of the rodeo season!
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
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!
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!
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
Smaller Rodeo Associations
There are hundreds of smaller rodeo associations across the world; explore this representative list and find a local association near you!
2015 Sikestown Jaycee Boothell Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, held August 5-8 in Sikeston, Missouri.
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!
How the National Finals Rodeo Works
With over $6 million available in prize money, world standings at the NFR can change in an instant--learn how the NFR works in this article.
Legendary Bull Bushwacker Retiring After 2014...
The legendary bucking bull Bushwacker is slated to retire after the 2014 PBR World Finals. Learn about this bull's outstanding and record-setting career.
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.
May 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
See a full list of the PRCA's rodeos for the month of May, 2015. Links to results are added as rodeos are completed.
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
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.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
The National Finals Rodeo is like the World Series of professional rodeo. This is a recap with complete results from the 2007 event sponsored by Wrangler.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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!
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.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
National Day of the Cowboy
Learn more about this day set aside to honor the history, lifestyle, traditions and contributions of the American cowboy.
The Road to the 2014 NFR
The NFR marks the crowning achievement on a long rodeo season. Learn how cowboys and cowgirls qualify for the world's premier rodeo.
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.
July 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos and recent results for PRCA rodeos in the month of July, 2015.
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.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
August 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find all of the PRCA rodeos for August of 2015, with dates and locations. Links to results will be posted as they become available!
The Average at the National Finals Rodeo
The aggregate or average is just what it sounds like, an average of all the rides or runs made in the 10 days of the National Finals Rodeo. The placing winners get a substantial bonus (1st, 2nd, and so on...) that is added to their year-end totals which determine the world champions in each event.
March 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find PRCA rodeos all around the country for the month of March, 2015.
The NFR Live Experience 2014
The NFR is more than just a rodeo: here are the special events going on during the ten-day rodeo that you shouldn't miss in Las Vegas!
Where Do Broncs Come From?
Some rodeo broncs are born for the job--but others choose their job after careers as a riding horse! Learn more about where broncos come from.
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.
Goat Tying: Event Details
Explore the event of goat tying, including necessary equipment, strategies and organizations.
Adrenaline Cowboys- 8 Seconds to Glory Review
Professional Bull Riders action at its greatest and most honest. Adrenaline Cowboys- 8 Seconds to Glory is a high-energy, action packed documentary from Ardustry Home Entertainment. Read the review of this documentary film from the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
How the National Circuit Finals Rodeo Works
Learn more about how the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo works to offer PRCA professionals the chance to compete at the national level.
Where do the animals used in rodeo come from?
Find an answer to the frequently asked rodeo question, Where do the animals used in rodeo come from? Get honest and reliable answers from the About Guide to Rodeo.
A Rodeo Life
An overview of life on the road, from a professional rodeo competitor.
2014 NFR Team Ropers: Pairings, Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the titles in team roping at the 2014 NFR.

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