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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.
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.
2014 National Finals Rodeo Contestants Announced
The PRCA has released the names of the qualified contestants who will be competing at the National Finals Rodeo in December of 2014.
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.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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.
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 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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
December Rodeo Schedule
Lists PRCA rodeos taking place in December. It's time for the National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the biggest rodeo event in the world and support the champion cowboys and cowgirls.
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...
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2014 NFR Bareback Broncs
Which of the country's best bareback broncs will face off against the top 15 cowboys at the 2014 National Finals Rodeo?
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?
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
2014 NFR Bareback Riders: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in bareback riding at the 2014 NFR.
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.
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.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Brazile Sets More Rodeo Records at 2014...
Cowboy superstar Trevor Brazile set a new list of records at the 2014 National Finals Steer Roping, November 7-8 in Mulvane, Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
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.
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!
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
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.
Rodeo Christmas Gift Guide
Here are some suggestions for holiday gifts for your cowboy or cowgirl. Have a rodeo Christmas with About Rodeo!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
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.
A Cowboy Christmas
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
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.
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.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
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.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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!
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
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.
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!
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.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
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.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
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 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.
2014 NFR Steer Wrestlers: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in steer wrestling at the 2014 NFR.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all 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.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
How a Rodeo Works
To the uninitiated, the rodeo can be a confusing mishmash of spectacles that don't make a lot of sense to a casual observer. What's going on behind the scenes?
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.
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!
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.
2014 Great Lakes Circuit Finals Results
The Great Lakes Circuit held its Finals Rodeo on November 13-15 in Louisville, Kentucky. Champions qualified for the RAM National Circuit Finals held in March.
2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
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!
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
Manifest Destiny
Definition of the term Manifest Destiny as it applies to the history of rodeo.
Jeffery Willert
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of saddle bronc rider Jeffery Willert. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
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.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to 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.
2014 Columbia River Circuit Finals Results
The Columbia River PRCA Circuit held its Finals Rodeo on November 6-8 in Yakima, Washington with champions qualifying for the RAM National Circuit Finals in January in Florida.
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.
Getting to the National Finals Rodeo
Tips on getting your hands on the very elusive National Finals Rodeo tickets. They sell out quickly and can be difficult to get, but with the information in this article you can be headed to Las Vegas quicker than you think.
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.
Rodeo de Santa Fe 2013
Results from the 2013 Rodeo de Santa Fe.
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.
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.
2014 NFR TV Broadcast & Social Media
No tickets to the 2014 NFR? Here's how you can keep up at home on television and through social media.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
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.
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.
Helldorado and Ramona Rodeos 2013
Results from the Helldorado and Ramona Rodeos.
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.
December Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in December. This schedule contains December information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show!
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Results...
Get the results of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo held in Denver, Colorado (January 7-22). The National Western is the second stop on the Wrangler ProRodeo Winter Tour, the PRCA's premier 12-city series of rodeos that culminates in the Pace Picante ProRodeo Chute-Out in May. Page 2.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
Big Spring and Mesquite Rodeos 2013
Results from the 2013 Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo and the Mesquite ProRodeo Series.
Ryan Jarrett
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
What does 'NILE' stand for in the NILE...
Quick and reliable answers to all things rodeo and bull riding from About Rodeo.
Bareback Bronc 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.
Steer Wrestling: Event Details
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Panola County and Tops in Texas Rodeo Results...
Full results from the Panola County Cattlemen's Rodeo and Tops in Texas Rodeo.
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.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. 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.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
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.
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
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.
Breckenridge PRCA and Alamosa Round-Up Results...
Results from the 2013 Breckenridge PRCA and Alamosa Round-Up rodeos.
November Rodeo Schedule
Listing of PRCA rodeos taking place in November. The regular season is almost over but make way for the National Finals Rodeo next month! Find out where the rodeo action will be and enjoy the show!
Woodlake Lions and Mother Lode Round-Up 2013
Full event results from the 2013 Woodlake Lions and Mother Lode Round-Up rodoes.
Strawberry Days Rodeo 2013
Complete event results from Utah's 2013 Strawberry Days Rodeo.
Wilderness Circuit Finals Results
Get the results of the Dodge Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Ogden, Utah (December 29-31). Find out who won the finals rodeo and who came out on top of the year end standings.
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.
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.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
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.
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.
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