Rodeo World – Back of the Chutes! – eBook
â€śNever a horse that couldnâ€™t be rode. Never aÂ cowboy that couldnâ€™t be throwed!â€ť
Nobody knows where rodeo actually began. What started as regular everydayÂ ranch work, and evolved into Wild West Shows, has now gained the status of anÂ American sport with contestants from around the world.
Caught-up in bursts of civic pride and bits of sketchy cowboy history, manyÂ towns have laid claim to staging the first rodeo. Towns in Arizona, Texas, ColoradoÂ and all over the West, still brag that they started rodeo as a way to celebrateÂ the 4th of July.
Where ever it was. There are still several stories and photographs of buggiesÂ and wagons bunched together to form an arena.
If you were ever lucky enough to have talked to one of the â€ťOld Timersâ€ť theyÂ would have told you that it was nothing more or less than a contest between aÂ horse and a man. Someone owned an outlaw bronc and claimed nobody couldÂ ride him. And there was always a cocky cowboy that figured he could. The betÂ was made, the bronc snubbed up and saddled and the cowboy climbed on. Thatâ€™sÂ how rodeo was started.
The cowboy is a mythical, legendary, 24 karate original freak of human natureÂ that was born full grown in the West. Not even Hollywood has produced an equalÂ to this Icon created from circumstance and necessity.
Rodeo cowboys came from any where (they still do), as though rodeo is a hugeÂ magnet.
Rodeo is something different. It includes enough glory to keep a cowboys lifeÂ from getting dull. He can come and go as he pleases. He can ride and maybe win.Â Rodeo takes a cowboy back where it all began. The animal, the man, the challengeÂ and the chance. Thatâ€™s Rodeo.
What was once a tough life is even tougher today. The cowboy is no ordinaryÂ man, he never was, and rodeo is no ordinary sport.
I hope this book informs the beginner and reminds the old timers about the basicÂ rules and regulations of rodeo.
Rodeo World – Back of the Chutes!Â - eBook