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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who Is Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
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.
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.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
Anaheim Invitational Professional Bull Riding...
Bull Riding results from the second set of five events in the 2009 season of the PBR. The Baltimore Invitational is the tenth stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo! Page 5.
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?
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around rodeo.
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!
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!
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
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.
10 Rodeo Superstitions
Cowboys and Cowgirls are an interesting bunch. Their superstitions are no exception. Read about 10 rodeo superstitions that are meant to help cowboys and cowgirls with that one uncontrollable aspect, luck. From your Guide to Rodeo, Ralph A. Clark.
The NFR Experience
Planning a trip to the National Finals Rodeo? Don't head out without reading this 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!
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
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.
Baltimore Invitational Professional Bull Riding...
Bull Riding results from the first five events in the 2008 season of the PBR. The Baltimore Invitational, live from Baltimore, Maryland is the first stop on the big tour. 2009 promises to be a great year for bull riding. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
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...
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!
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?
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.
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.
SHARK Comments on About Rodeo
The Rodeo Guide responds to a person claiming to be Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness). In 2003 the PRCA was awarded the Lavin Cup which is given by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) for contributions to the health and welfare of the horse. 2004 out of 60,971 exposures at 62 rodeos there were 27 injuries. That’s an injury rate of .0004.
The 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.
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.
Saddle Bronc Riding: Event Details
Saddle bronc riding is an exciting rodeo event with its own traditions of technique and style. Learn more about the event details and current trends.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
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 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.
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.
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.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
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.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo Rough Stock
Cowboys aren't the only important part of a 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.
College National Finals Rodeo Results
Rodeo results from the College National Finals Rodeo. The season ending rodeo where the champions of college-level rodeo are crowned.
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.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
Cabela's Classic Professional Bull Riding Results
Bull Riding results from the third set of five events in the 2008 season of the PBR. The Cabelas Classic live from Kansas City MO. is the eleventh stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
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.
pick up men
Definition of the rodeo term pick up man or men.
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.
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!
Early Forms of Rodeo
Discover the evolution of the sport of rodeo from its origins as part Wild West show, part cowboy competition, and a reflection of the changing times.
Tie-down Roping: Event Details
This classic rodeo event evolved naturally out of ranch chores and requires a cowboy to be fast, accurate and well-mounted. Learn more about tie-down roping.
Steer Wrestling: Event Details
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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.
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.
hazer
Definition of the rodeo term, hazer.
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
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.
Rodeo - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
National Day of the Cowboy
Learn more about this day set aside to honor the history, lifestyle, traditions and contributions of the American cowboy.
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.
Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo - Team Roping...
A listing of the team roping results from the 2013 Ram National Circuit Finals rodeo.
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Lee Graves
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy Lee Graves. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
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.
Goat Tying: Event Details
Explore the event of goat tying, including necessary equipment, strategies and organizations.
Inside the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals
Clueless about the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals? Take a peek at our comprehensive guide and get informed.
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.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
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!
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.
Developing Future Bullriders
When competitors are old enough to ride a full-size bull, they will compete with the juniors on less-intense animals in preparation for the big bulls.
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
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.
On The Rodeo Trail
A glimpse behind the scenes in the day of a rodeo contestant.
Superstitious Cowboys
Cowboys are a superstitious bunch, and decoding their strange ways may help unravel their mystery.
Copenhagen Invitational Professional Bull...
Bull Riding results from the second set of five events in the 2009 season of the PBR. The Albany Invitational live from Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the sixth stop on the big tour. About.com's Rodeo website offers the latest news, information, results and a great community for fans of all things rodeo!
Who are the rodeo atheletes that have made over...
Reliable, honest answers about the sport of rodeo from the About.com Guide to Rodeo!
box or roping chute
Definitions of the rodeo term, box or roping chute.
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!
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
Reno Rodeo Results
Get the results from the Reno Rodeo held in Reno, Nevada. Reno is the fourteenth 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.
Average or Aggregate
Get the definition of the rodeo term, average, from About Rodeo.
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!
2013 The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo...
An overview of the 2013 The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo tie-down and team roping results.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
Getting to the National Finals Rodeo
Tips on getting your hands on the very elusive National Finals Rodeo tickets. They sell out quickly and can be difficult to get, but with the information in this article you can be headed to Las Vegas quicker than you think.
Breakaway Roping: Event Details
Explore the rodeo event of breakaway roping, including procedure, equipment and strategy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Cowboy Christmas
A snapshot of Christmas for rodeo enthusiasts.
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.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Results
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Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Summer Series
Learn about the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Summer Series, the second half of the professional tour. Learn all about what it is and how it works. Includes an event listing and results for the current tour season.
Rodeo Christmas Gift Guide
Here are some suggestions for holiday gifts for your cowboy or cowgirl. Have a rodeo Christmas with About Rodeo!
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!
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
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