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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.
Basic Guide to Rodeo Events
This guide to rodeo events provides a working knowledge of what to expect in each event, as well as which associations offer competition.
What 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.
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.
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.
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.
Barrel Racing Basics
Explains the basics of the rodeo event of barrel racing. Learn the rules and regulations of this exciting event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Why ride for only 8 seconds?
Frequently asked questions of rodeo. Why ride for only 8 seconds? Reliable and honest answer from the About Guide to Rodeo.
How 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.
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.
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 Charmayne James?
A profile of World Champion barrel racer Charmayne James.
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.
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.
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 Trevor Brazile?
A profile of PRCA cowboy Trevor Brazile.
dally, dallie, daly
Definition of the rodeo term, dally, daly or dallie.
A Profile of Fred Whitfield
A profile of tie-down roper Fred Whitfield.
March 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find PRCA rodeos all around the country for the month of March, 2015.
Rodeo Circuits (PRCA)
An explanation and list of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit system.
How to Stay on a Bull
A detailed piece full of hints and tips outlining how to stay on a bull.
What is Barrel Racing?
Discover the basics of barrel racing, including patterns, scoring and governing bodies.
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.
Rodeo - Rough Stock Events
An overview of rough stock events at a rodeo.
2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Results
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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.
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!
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 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?
Trevor Brazile
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of all-around cowboy, Trevor Brazile. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Rodeo 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.
3 Incredible Rodeo Movies
An overview of three movies centered around 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.
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.
Prize Money of the National Finals Rodeo
Explaination of how the prize money is awarded at the National Finals Rodeo.
2015 Dixie National Rodeo Results
The 2015 Dixie National Rodeo was held February 12-18 in Jackson, Mississippi. Find results here.
Rodeo Kids
Rodeo isn't an adults-only sport; children enjoy rodeo competitions just as much as adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saddle Bronc Basics
This article covers all the basics of the classic event of rodeo, Saddle Bronc Riding.
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 - Timed Events
An overview of rodeo's timed events.
The Richest Day In Rodeo: The American
Though unsanctioned, RFD-TV's The American rodeo is still the richest one-day performance in the sport. Learn more about this new rodeo here.
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.
Rodeo Events Explained
An explanation of PRCA-sanctioned rodeo events.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Results
Get the results of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo held in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio Rodeo is the fourth 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.
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.
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.
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
Profile of Rodeo Star Kaycee Feild
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!
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.
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!
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.
Crossfire Penalty
Definition of Crossfire Penalty used in rodeo as it applies to the team roping event.
2015 Georgia National Jr Livestock Show and...
The Georgia National Jr Livestock Show & Rodeo took place on February 19-21, 2015. Find full results here.
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.
How Does Team Roping Work?
An overview of team roping, one of the fastest-growing rodeo sports on the planet.
Clay Tryan
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Clay Tryan. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Women in Rodeo
A history of women in the rodeo world and the development of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
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.
A Day in the Life of a Working Cowboy
Cowboys play hard and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Saddle Bronc Riding 101
An overview of saddle bronc riding.
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!
More Rodeo Questions Answered
Answers to more of your important rodeo questions.
The National Finals Rodeo
A glimpse into the National Finals Rodeo.
La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros Rodeo Results
Get the results of La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros held in Tucson, Arizona. La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is the fifth 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.
2014 NFR Real-time World Standings
Real-time world standings, updated nightly after each round of the 2014 NFR. Don't miss a single change in the rankings!
Will Lowe
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bareback rider Will Lowe. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2015 Brighton Field Day Festival and Rodeo...
The 2015 Brighton Field Day Festival and Rodeo took place on February 13-14 in Okeechobee, Florida. See results here.
Is there a difference in bareback and saddle...
Get the answer to this frequently asked rodeo question in the bareback riding event.
What Is Tie-down Roping?
Tie-down roping is one of the most iconic of all rodeo events.
Bareback Riding: Event Details
Said to be the hardest rodeo event on cowboys, bareback bronc riding is an exciting roughstock event. Learn more about the event details, including strategy.
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.
2015 SW District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 SW District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, held in Lake Charles, Louisiana on February 5-7.
January 2015 PRCA Rodeo Schedule
Find upcoming rodeos for the month of January 2015, including circuit finals and some of the nation's big winter shows.
Bull Riding Equipment
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, but the right equipment can make it much safer.
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.
The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy
The life of a rodeo cowboy isn't all glitz and glamor.
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!
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.
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!
Who is Luke Branquinho?
A profile of World Champion cowboy Luke Branquinho.
End of an Era
Bull riding phenom Chris Shivers retired at the end of the 2012 season, but he did not go quietly.
Prepping for Rodeo Season
Rodeo contestants have to stay in shape just like other professional athletes.
barrier
Definition of the term barrier as it applies to rodeo.
Rodeo Cowboy
Definition of rodeo cowboy. From the About Rodeo glossary of rodeo terms and definitions.
rank
Definition of the term 'rank' as it applies to rodeo.
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.
Fred Whitfield
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of tie-down roper Fed Whitfield. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2014 PRCA Year-End Award Winners Named
The 2014 PRCA Year-End Award winners have been announced--see who captured this year's titles.
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.
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.
cowboy
Definition of the term cowboy. Rodeo.
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.
What is the new PRCA Million Dollar Tour?
Describes the new million dollar rodeo tour of the PRCA. Learn how it works in the sport of professional rodeo.
bucking chute
Definition of the rodeo term, bucking chute.
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.
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.
2015 Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo Results
Find results from the 2015 Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo, held in Los Fresnos on February 6-8, 2015.
Rodeo Songs to Live By
Rodeo is full of thrills, chills and spills, making it the perfect subject for heart-felt music.
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...
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.
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.
2015 Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo Results
The 2015 Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo took place in Odessa, Texas on January 2-10. Find full results here.
2015 Bismarck PRCA Championship Rodeo Results
See results from the 2015 Bismarck PRCA Championship Rodeo on February 6-7 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
2015 West Monroe Pro Rodeo Results
The 2015 West Monroe Pro Rodeo took place February 13-14 in West Monroe, Louisiana. See results here.
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.
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
A Profile of Rodeo Star Clint Robinson
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Live from Round 10. Get Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Round 10 Results and Highlights. The last round of the toughest ten days of rodeo and where we crown the champions of rodeo! Get results from the National Finals Rodeo round by round. The National Finals Rodeo is the World Series of professional rodeo. Page 5.
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.
2015 Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls Results
Find results from the 2015 Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls tour stop held in Okeechobee, Florida on February 15.
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.
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!
2014 NFR Bareback Riders: Profiles and...
Read each contestant's biography and accomplishments and check out predictions about who will win the title in bareback riding at the 2014 NFR.
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.
Patrick Smith
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of team roper Patrick Smith. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
mark out rule
Definition of the mark out rule in professional rodeo.
San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Results
Get the results of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo held in San Angelo, Texas. The San Angelo Rodeo is the fifth 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.
Turquoise Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals Results
Results are ready for the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Pro Rodeo Finals taking place in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (January 20-22). Find out who were the best cowboys and cowgirls from New Mexico and Arizona.
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.
cover
Definition of the term 'cover' in context of the rodeo.
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!
Matt Austin
Professional Rodeo Cowboy. Read a profile of bull rider Matt Austin. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
Kelly Kaminski
Professional Rodeo Cowgirl. Read a profile of barrel racer Kelly Kaminski. Learn about this cowboys career highlights, statistics, earnings and more!
2015 Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo Results
See results of the 2015 Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo, held February 13-15 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds.
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Learn more about the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the largest and oldest indoor rodeo in the country.
6 Things You Won't Want to Miss at the...
The Pendleton Round-Up's historic grass arena makes for an unusual competition space for the professional rodeo.
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.
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.
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.
Reno Rodeo
Where?: Reno, Nevada the " Biggest Little City in the World " On the web at www.renorodeo.com . Reno
Meet Clovis Crane
Meet Clovis Crane, an all-around rodeo competitor in the First Frontier circuit.

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