If you’re looking for one of the most rugged places in the Gem State, you need to look no farther than the farthest southwest corner of the state. Pickups drive through the dusty roads wearing “2O” plates, and everything is a little rougher around the edges. Their rodeo is no different. There, on the banks of […]

On my way to work the other week, I had my radio tuned to the local sports radio station’s call-in program like usual. Callers were being asked to name the athletes they considered to be the best of all time. Most of it was typical – claiming the superiorities of Ted Williams, Joe Montana, Jordan, Tyson, […]

There aren’t many things more legendary to the state of Idaho than rodeo. The Gem State is well known for many things, but along with pristine wilderness, snowy scapes, and some starchy roots that are high in potassium, the western lifestyle is part of Idaho’s personality. Cowboys and cowgirls with their horses, saddles and tack, […]

Fall is that bittersweet time of year in the West when we welcome cooler weather, the onset of hunting season, and the beauty of the colors, but have to put aside the fun of rodeo season for a few months. The excitement that carries us through the summer seems to increase with each event throughout the Idaho Cowboys’ […]

No one knows exactly how the sport of bull riding originated. Outside of this specific event, all the rodeo events have some sort of link to ranch life, and possibly even a practical purpose. Whether breaking green livestock, rounding up strays, or doctoring hurt or injured animals, everything has a tie, with the exception of […]

Rodeo is a fast moving sport, where hundredths of seconds count like an eternity and moments go by in a blur. Action, speed, and unpredictability all intertwine and clamor for the attention of those following the goings-on. Behind it all, though, there is a rustic grace and beauty that is easily overlooked for the flying […]