Bareback Bronco Riding
Sunday, July 04, 2004
In this event, cowboys ride "bareback" on rough horses and use a leather rigging, which looks like a heavy piece of leather with a suitcase handle. The cowboys ride one handed and cannot touch themselves or the horse with their free hand. The cowboys spur the horse from shoulder to rigging, trying make a qualified ride of 8 seconds. Once the ride is completed, pick-up men swoop in to "pick up" the rider and set him safetly on the ground.
Cowboys are judged on their control and spurring technique, and the horses are judged on their power, speed, and agility.