Way back when cowboys depended on horses to earn a living they mostly had to break and train their cow ponies themselves
And, no doubt, the first cowboy competition happened when one cowhand said "Bet a dollar you can't ride that big brown horse over there."
These days Rodeo is growing, international national professional sport. Thanks to television and corporate sponsors, professional cowboys ride for fancy buckles and big bucks ( no pun intended). Today's rodeos have all the glamour and flash
you'll find at a half-time an NFL game, too. There's plenty of action too.
At Ranch Rodeos most of the events spring from a working cowboy's life; calf roping, team roping, penning cattle, doctoring a steer. But there's nothing like Saddle Bronc riding. It's classic. While many of the riders have a fan base,
so do the broncs. And when horse and rider come charging out of the chute for the longest 8 second ride there is, the
audience's heart beat increases dramatically. It's pure cowboy vs horse.
This is a book about real working cowhands and real broncs. A collection of action pictures and lively text that
focuses on the power and athleticism of the horses as they come out on top! Unlike the cowboys though, they get no prizes, no buckles, no bragging rights. They do their best to show the cowboys who's boss. Just for the helluvit.