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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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!
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!
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.
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!
April 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Check out the professional rodeo schedule for April 2015, listing locations, dates and results for each PRCA rodeo in the country.
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.
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?
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
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.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
86th Annual Red Bluff Round-Up
Learn about this great rodeo event from Red Bluff, California. The Red Bluff Round-Up offers exciting rodeo action. See the top cowboys and cowgirls battle for the Red Bluff prize money.
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!
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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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
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.
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?
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
Bareback Riding Basics
Provides information on bareback riding basics in professional rodeo. The rules and regulations of bareback riding are explained with links to rodeo sites, events, personalities, and equipment.
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.
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.
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.
2015 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Results
See results from the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, held March 25-28, 2015 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.
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.
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 Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
Clark County Fair and Rodeo Results
Get the results from the Clark County Fair and Rodeo held in Logandale, Nevada. Logandale is the ninth stop on the NEW ProRodeo Tour, the PRCA's premier 21-city series of rodeos that culminates in 4 Championship Events towards the end of the year.
10 Rodeo Superstitions
Cowboys and Cowgirls are an interesting bunch. Their superstitions are no exception. Read about 10 rodeo superstitions that are meant to help cowboys and cowgirls with that one uncontrollable aspect, luck. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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.
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.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
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!
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
March 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find PRCA rodeos all around the country for the month of March, 2015.
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.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
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!
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
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.
2015 YMBL Championship Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 YMBL Championship Rodeo, held March 27-28 at the Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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!
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
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.
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
2015 Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show
See results from the 2015 Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show, held March 26-28 in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
Average or Aggregate
Get the definition of the rodeo term, average, from About 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.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
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.
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!
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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.
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.
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.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
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.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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.
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!
2015 Southeastern Pro Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Southeastern Pro Rodeo, held March 27-28 in Ocala, Florida.
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.
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.
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 Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
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!
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
Mike Moore
Excellent profile of African American Cowboy Mike Moore. Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more! Rode through the NFR with multiple injuries and still finished third.
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
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.
Nicole Aichele
Meet Nicole Aichele, a barrel racer competing in the Columbia River circuit.
2015 Walker County Fair and Rodeo Results
See rodeo results from the 2015 Walker County Fair and Rodeo, held April 2-4 in Huntsville, Texas.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
July Bull Riding Schedule
Listing of PBR bull riding events taking place in July. This schedule contains July information from all four of the PBR event tours. Find out where the bull riding action is and enjoy the show
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?
Fried Twinkies Buckle Bunnies & Bull Riders: A...
Read a book review of a book by Josh Peter entitled Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies & Bull Riders: A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour. Reviewed by the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
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.
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.
Ryan Jarrett
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Ryan Jarrett. 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!

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