The early nineties seem like yesterday sometimes. Other times they seem like a million years ago. It just depends on the day. In those years we were listening to Garth Brooks, George Strait, and the Gin Blossoms, laughing at Seinfeld on a weekly basis, gawking over “car phones” that were larger than our landline units […]

Coffee isn’t working at this point. My phone says it’s 4:45, but after the¬†second cup kicks in, I remember that I’m in Eastern Oregon, in Pacific Time instead of my home zone an hour ahead. I’d complain, but I’m in a rodeo queen’s pickup, and we’re on the road already, pulling the trailer up next […]

The 2016 rodeo season in the state of Idaho was nothing less than as exciting as expected. From the time Spring thawed the Northwest soil until the leaves started dropping from the trees, the sound of hooves pounding across arena floors was the theme song of cowboys and cowgirls across the region. It was only […]

There’s a good reason bull riding always gets saved for last at a rodeo. It’s without a doubt the most exciting thing to happen in western sporting events and caps off a performance with the highest drama and most compelling action every night. Part of the fun of the Professional Bull Riders is that you […]

When it comes to the most popular sports in North America, rodeo tends to be considered an “alternate” sport. If your average Joe¬†were to make a list of sports by popularity, ball-sports would certainly take the lead, with plenty of others before it ever came down to our traditional western action, but I think it […]