Horsemanship has long been the backbone of education at Thacher, a Southern California prep school. And while the school has seen many changes during its 120-year history, horses remain its greatest asset.
She's already the National High School Rodeo Association's student president and a champion competitor, but this summer Raley Mae Radomske will take on a new set of challenges—college, developing a career and reluctantly parting with the horse that helped fuel her success.
Rodeo schools provide would-be contestants a great opportunity to try an event for a weekend. Two veteran coaches offer tips on choosing the right school for you.
They’re under 25 years old and poised to make their marks on professional rodeo. Meet the 13 young athletes you must watch in 2009.