August 16, 2005
Whether a rodeo cowboy is taking on a bull, participating in
bareback or saddle bronc riding, tie-down or team roping, or steer
wrestling, he must be as well conditioned and expertly trained as
any professional athlete. But unlike the pros of football,
basketball, baseball or hockey, a rodeo cowboy has no astronomical
salary or ‘posse,' he travels the circuit in solitary fashion and
gets paid only if he wins.