Rodeo: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Picking the right barrel racing horse can mean the difference between standing in the winner's circle and going home empty-handed.
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.
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.
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.
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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.
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!
This guide to rodeo events provides a working knowledge of what to expect in each event, as well as which associations offer competition.
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.
Explains the basics, rules, and regulations of the professional rodeo event known as tie-down or calf roping.
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.
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.
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
Frequently asked questions of rodeo. Why ride for only 8 seconds? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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!
Discover the truth at the heart of the myth about why rodeo bulls buck--there's both fact and fiction surrounding this controversial event.
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!
Discover who the top 10 bull riders are in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) during the 2007 PBR World Standings.
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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.
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?
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
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...
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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.
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
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!
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. Thats an injury rate of .0004.
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
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?
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 the scoring system work in rodeo? Get honest and reliable answers from the About Rodeo Guide.
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
How do I pronounce the word 'rodeo'? Which way is correct? Learn to pronounce it like a pro.
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
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.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this guide.
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
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!
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.
October is a huge month for professional rodeo with circuit finals, series finales and big announcements about the National Finals Rodeo.
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
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.
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.
Definition of the term cowboy. 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.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
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!
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.
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
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.
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
The cowboy is undeniably American and simultaneously borrowed from the early Spanish riding traditions. Learn about the evolution of this American symbol.
Barrel racing is one of the fastest sports on the planet, but you need the proper equipment to run with the winners.
The Quarter horse is the most popular breed of rodeo horse, and is the most versatile breed in the world.
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.
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
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.
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 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.
The 2014 Turquoise Circuit Finals took place October 2-4 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with event champions qualifying for the RAM National Circuit Finals in March.
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.
The 2014 Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale took place September 27 in Omaha, Nebraska as a culmination of the new-format team tournament.
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.
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
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.
Jaw Bender Goes Big at Odessa
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the changes occurring in 2009 with the wrangler prorodeo tour. How will they effect the sport of professional rodeo.
The 2014 All-American ProRodeo Series culminated in the Finals held October 4-11 in Waco, Texas.
Results from the 2013 Rodeo de Santa Fe.
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a rodeo.
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
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
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!
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.
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
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.
Meet Nicky Kurty, pro barrel racer based in Binghamton, New York in the PRCA First Frontier Circuit.
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
Explore the rodeo event of breakaway roping, including procedure, equipment and strategy.
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.
PRCA rodeo results from Okeechobee, Florida and Lake City, Florida.
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.
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.
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.
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
Definition of the term Vaquero. Rodeo.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
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.
Quick and reliable answers to all things rodeo and bull riding from About Rodeo.
Definition of the term Manifest Destiny as it applies to the history of rodeo.
Meet Nicole Aichele, a barrel racer competing in the Columbia River circuit.
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.
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.
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
The Badlands Circuit held its Finals Rodeo on October 9-12 in Minot, North Dakota.
An overview of the 2013 National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
Are women allowed to compete in events other than barrel racing? Answers to this and other questions from the about guide to rodeo.
A glimpse behind the scenes in the day of a rodeo contestant.
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!
Bull riding is experiencing a safety revolution with the introduction of protective vests and helmets. Learn more about bull riding safety equipment.
Wondering what to get your favorite rodeo cowboy or cowgirl this holiday season? Get some ideas for great gifts from the About Rodeo holiday gift guide.