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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
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.
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.
January 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos for the month of January 2015, including circuit finals and some of the nation's big winter shows.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a 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!
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.
The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo of...
The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo of Denver, Colorado is one of the biggest and richest indoor rodeos of the season. Learn more about this huge event.
2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
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.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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!
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.
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.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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 - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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?
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.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
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.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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.
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 Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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?
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 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.
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!
2015 Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo Results
The 2015 Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo took place in Odessa, Texas on January 2-10. Find full results here.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
May Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in May. This schedule contains May information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show!
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.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
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!
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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!
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
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.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
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.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
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.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
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.
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.
2013 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Results
An listing of results from the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show and 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.
Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals Results
Get the results of the Dodge Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held in Great Falls, Montana (January 13-15). Find out who won the finals rodeo and who came out on top of the year end standings.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to 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.
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
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.
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!
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
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.
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.
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.
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo Results
Get the results of the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo held in Odessa, Texas. Sandhills is the first 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.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
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.
Turquoise Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals Results
Results are ready for the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Pro Rodeo Finals taking place in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (January 20-22). Find out who were the best cowboys and cowgirls from New Mexico and Arizona.
Inside the World Professional Bull Riding with...
Journey inside the world of the Professional Bull Riders with the movie RANK, staring Justin McBride.
2014 First Frontier Circuit Finals Results
The First Frontier circuit held its Finals Rodeo on January 15-17 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with champions qualifying for the RAM National Circuit Finals in March in Florida.
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.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
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.
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.
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.
2015 Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic Results
The Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic kicked off the Seminole PRCA series January 16-17 in Lakeland, Florida. Find full results here.
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.
A Cowboy Christmas
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
March Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in March. This schedule contains March information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action will be and enjoy the show!
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.
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.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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!
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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...
The Circuit System
Learn more about the PRCA/WPRA circuit system and how it creates opportunities for contestants to compete as weekend warriors.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
June Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in June. This schedule contains June information from all four of the PBR event tours. Half-way through the year and we're on our way to the PBR World Finals. Find out where the June bull riding action is and enjoy the show!
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.
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.
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.
Vaquero
Definition of the term Vaquero. Rodeo.
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.
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