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Rodeos aren't just about riding big, crazy and erratic animals. There is a culture and a friendly family vibe. Everyone is kind and helpful and the kids and dogs freely play. It's easy to forget there are car-sized animals mere inches from you. However, you quickly remember when someone yells to watch out and then a few seconds later 2000lbs worth of raging steak run past you. It quickly becomes obvious why a rodeo is a maze of steel fences and gates.
In the event, a sheep is held still, either in a small chute or by an adult handler while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the sheep are released and usually starts to run in an attempt to get the child off - Wikipedia
Jr. Bull & Steer Riding
It's Bull Riding only smaller. Ages 19 and under compete for the same glory and bragging rights as the full sized versions. Don't let the reduced size fool you. The stakes are just as high and it seems like more riders limp away from this than the full-sized counterpart. A steer will have horn wraps while a bull will have bare horns.
Team Roping or Heading and Healing is a rodeo event in which a team of riders attempts to rope a steer (Corriente). The first roper is referred to as the Header. They're tasked with roping the steer around the head or horns. The second Rider is referred to as the Healer and is responsible for roping the Steer's Back legs.
Breakaway roping is a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied.
Barrel Racing is an event in which a rider competes for the fasted time around a preset pattern of barrels.
Ranch Broncs are typically horses that are untrained, wild or habitually buck. Either way, they are crazy and give the riders a run for their money. Some of these horses are crazier than the bulls!
The main event in most Rodeos. Bull riding is an intense ride on a 2000+ pound angry, bucking, snot rocketing rare slab of raw beef. Hold on for 8 seconds are you regarded as a king. Well, that is if someone doesn't hold on for 9 seconds!