It's an exciting eight second joust between man and horse, nothing quite equals the classic pose of horse and rider pitched high in the air, six legs off the ground.
A race against the stop watch, Calf Ropin' is one of the most popular of rodeo events. It's an event of perfect coordination between the rider and horse.
If riding on the back of an ill-tempered bull isn't enough, there's always "doggin" a steer! Most steers used in this event weigh between 650 and 700 pounds...
This cowgirl event consists of two participants, the contender and the hazer. Similar to steer wrestlin' the hazer is responsible for keeping the steer running on a straight course.
Mutton busting is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronc riding, in which children ride or race sheep. The sport is about as simple as it is obscure:
For excitement and the ultimate danger in rodeo, there is nothing to match bull riding. With the bull weighing nearly a ton and with surprising agility, bucking bulls generally are very bad tempered.