Rodeo Star, Ranching Roots
Bullet was Luke's high-school-rodeo steer wrestling horse. "He had a thyroid problem so he'd get really fat," laughed Luke. "I would have to rush home from school everyday and ride him up and down the sandy hills to keep him in shape."
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
When its 80th annual edition takes place Feb. 19-27 in Tucson, Ariz., La Fiesta de los Vaqueros will attract cowboys, year-round residents and "snowbirdsâ alike to an event that's been a desert entertainment staple since 1925. The Tucson Rodeo's a unique and enticing winter spectacle for a number of reasons â not the least of which is a climate where average February temperatures are in the mid-50s, but can climb into the 80s.
The Life and Fast Times of Tami FontenotA thrill-seeker's thirst for adventure has transformed her from firefighter to champion jockey to National Finals Rodeo contender.
Here We Go AgainAlthough creating a rodeo organization from scratch is no easy task, the National High School Rodeo Association - organizers of the new Wrangler Division for junior-high school students - has been there before. Texas educator Claude Mullins developed the NHSRA in the late 1940s as a way to convince ranch kids in his state to stay in school and earn their diplomas.
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