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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
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 October is One of the Biggest Months in Rodeo
October is a huge month for professional rodeo with circuit finals, series finales and big announcements about the National Finals Rodeo.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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 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!
Tie-Down Roping Basics
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Top 10 PBR Bull Riders
Discover who the top 10 bull riders are in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) during the 2007 PBR World Standings.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Why Do Bulls Buck?
Discover the truth at the heart of the myth about why rodeo bulls buck--there's both fact and fiction surrounding this controversial event.
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?
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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.
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...
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!
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
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.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
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.
Who is Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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?
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
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.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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!
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
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.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
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.
2014 All-American ProRodeo Series Finals Results
The 2014 All-American ProRodeo Series culminated in the Finals held October 4-11 in Waco, Texas.
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!
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
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.
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.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
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!
Doc Bar - Built for Rodeo
Doc Bar is a household name in the horse industry, and rodeo competitors across the country strive to add his bloodlines to their string of horses.
Rodeo 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.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Manifest Destiny
Definition of the term Manifest Destiny as it applies to the history of rodeo.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies 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.
What has changed on the new ProRodeo Tour?
Learn about the changes occurring in 2009 with the wrangler prorodeo tour. How will they effect the sport of professional rodeo.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
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!
The Circuit System
Learn more about the PRCA/WPRA circuit system and how it creates opportunities for contestants to compete as weekend warriors.
Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
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.
Nicky Kurty
Meet Nicky Kurty, pro barrel racer based in Binghamton, New York in the PRCA First Frontier Circuit.
6 Things You Won't Want to Miss at the...
As one of the ten biggest rodeos in the world, the Pendleton Round-Up hosts some special events that make it unique from other big shows.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
2014 Badlands Circuit Finals Results
The Badlands Circuit held its Finals Rodeo on October 9-12 in Minot, North Dakota.
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 Average at the National Finals Rodeo
The aggregate or average is just what it sounds like, an average of all the rides or runs made in the 10 days of the National Finals Rodeo. The placing winners get a substantial bonus (1st, 2nd, and so on...) that is added to their year-end totals which determine the world champions in each event.
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 Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
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 All-American ProRodeo Series
The PRCA's All-American ProRodeo Series provides opportunities for the weekend warrior cowboys and cowgirls to earn major winnings at small rodeos.
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
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!
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.
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.
Nicole Aichele
Meet Nicole Aichele, a barrel racer competing in the Columbia River circuit.
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
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.
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a 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.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
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.
A Rodeo Life
An overview of life on the road, from a professional rodeo competitor.
Why do some rodeos move their dates?
Of course it is not in a rodeo's best interest to move their dates (due to marketing, familiarity, recognition) but unfortunately, sometimes it's unavoidable.
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!
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.
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.
Lee Graves
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
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.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
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.
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.
Gold Buckle Dreams: The Rodeo Life of Chris...
Read a book review of a book by David G. Brown entitled Gold Buckle Dreams: The Rodeo Life of Chris LeDoux. Reviewed by the About Guide to Rodeo, Ralph Clark.
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Steer...
A listing of the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo steer wrestling and tie-down roping results.
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.
The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive
Take a visual tour of the 2005 Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive. Cattle drives were the most important part of a cowboys life, driving the beef to market so everyone could get paid. Today they are used to celebrate our western heritage and give people the chance to experience what life was like in the old days.
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.
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.
NHSRA: National High School Rodeo Association
The National High School Rodeo Association provides competitive opportunities on the national scale for high school and junior high students.
Rodeo de Santa Fe 2013
Results from the 2013 Rodeo de Santa Fe.
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
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.
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