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Rodeo: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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.
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.
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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!
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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.
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.
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.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
Sandy McGinnis
Meet Sandy McGinnis, pro barrel racer based in Alberta, Canada in the PRCA Montana Circuit.
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.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
Anaheim Invitational Professional Bull Riding...
Bull Riding results from the second set of five events in the 2009 season of the PBR. The Baltimore Invitational is the tenth stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo! Page 5.
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!
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!
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
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.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to 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!
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
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.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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?
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 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!
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.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
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.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
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.
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.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
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.
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.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
Calgary Stampede Results
Get Calgary Stampede results for the first ever tournament-style Calgary Stampede. It's big money up for grabs to the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
NIRA: National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association facilitates rodeo as an intercollegiate sport where students can compete both as individuals and on a team.
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.
PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Learn the history, structure and how to get started with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA.
Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show
Learn all about the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco, California on About Rodeo. Gives you information on this fantastic rodeo including special events, ticket information, and more!
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.
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.
Baltimore Invitational Professional Bull Riding...
Bull Riding results from the first five events in the 2008 season of the PBR. The Baltimore Invitational, live from Baltimore, Maryland is the first stop on the big tour. 2009 promises to be a great year for bull riding. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
Rodeo History
Covering the modern era 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 fully modern sport unlike any other. Read about the exciting development of rodeo throughout history.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
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.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
PBR: Professional Bull Riders
The Professional Bull Riders, or PBR, produces only bull riding events and is responsible for the dramatic growth of bull riding as its own sport.
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.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
A Cowboy Christmas
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
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.
Developing Future Bullriders
When competitors are old enough to ride a full-size bull, they will compete with the juniors on less-intense animals in preparation for the big bulls.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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.
Breakaway Roping: Event Details
Explore the rodeo event of breakaway roping, including procedure, equipment and strategy.
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.
Steer Wrestling: Event Details
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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.
A Rodeo Life
An overview of life on the road, from a professional rodeo competitor.
La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros Rodeo Results
Get the results of La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros held in Tucson, Arizona. La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is the fifth 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.
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.
Average or Aggregate
Get the definition of the rodeo term, average, from About Rodeo.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Results
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Lee Graves
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
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.
2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
What is the Built Ford Tough Series of the PBR?
Learn more about the Built Ford Tough Series of the PBR.
Copenhagen Invitational Professional Bull...
Bull Riding results from the second set of five events in the 2009 season of the PBR. The Albany Invitational live from Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the sixth stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
PRCA ProRodeo Playoff Championship Qualifiers
The ProRodeo Tour of the PRCA has designated a Rodeo Playoff Series where the top 10 contestants in each event will compete for the ProRodeo Tour Championship to be held at the Texas Stampede in Dallas in November. These competitors are the final 10 in each event who will compete for the ProRodeo Tour Championship.
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.
Omaha Classic Professional Bull Riding Results
Bull Riding results from the fourth set of five events in the 2008 season of the PBR. The Omaha Classic live from Omaha, Nebraska is the sixteenth stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
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.
Step Into The Arena With Bullvicious
Bullvicious is more than a generic mechanical bull - it is a full sensory experience.
BULLRIDER - Film Review
BULLRIDER - A new documentary film about the sport of Professional Bull Riding perfect captures this fascinating world where a band of brothers compete in a sport unlike any other. Given 4 stars out of 5. Read the review provided by About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
hazer
Definition of the rodeo term, hazer.
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Team Roping...
A listing of the team roping results from the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals rodeo.
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.
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.
January Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in January. This schedule contains January information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action will be and enjoy the show!
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
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.
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.
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