A Slice of Roping Heaven

It doesn’t get much better than an evening roping practice at the Tatums’ in Llano, Texas.

American Paydirt

The American

Underdogs steal the show at The American, the world’s richest one-day rodeo.

Bodacious

One of the most famous, and feared, bucking bulls of all time.

Breakaway Win

Breakaway Win

Amber Crawford takes the first Western Horseman Invitational Women’s Breakaway Roping.

Cowpuncher Style

If this bronc ride looks wild out of the gate, just wait 'til you see how it ends!

Dance in the Dirt

For more than 100 years, the rough-and-tumble nature of rodeo has been the sport's biggest draw. In addition to offering traditional events, such as bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping and steer wrestling, many rodeos also offer unique events like wild cow milking. I shot this image in the arena with my wide angle lens. It's one thing to watch an event from the safety of the stands, but it gives you an entirely different sensation in your gut when you're at ground zero and a wild cow comes running at you with that certain look in her eye. Fortunately she turned right before I shot this.For more than 100 years, the rough-and-tumble nature of rodeo has been the sport's biggest draw. In addition to offering traditional events, such as bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping and steer wrestling, many rodeos also offer unique events like wild cow milking. I shot this image in the arena with my wide angle lens. It's one thing to watch an event from the safety of the stands, but it gives you an entirely different sensation in your gut when you're at ground zero and a wild cow comes running at you with that certain look in her eye. Fortunately she turned right before I shot this.

Help or Hindrance

Dena Kirkpatrick

Barrel horse trainer Dena Kirkpatrick says staying as centered as possible on a horse, whether loping circles or running a pattern, helps that horse perform to its optimum level.

How to Be a Champ

Richmond Champion has already earned a prestigious bareback title, won more than $1 million and qualified for his first NFR. At age 22, he’ll tell you he still has plenty more goals to tackle.

One on One

The "unrideable" bucking bull, Red Rock, was finally ridden.

Rodeo Roundup

Do you remember your first rodeo? Were you a child, tagging along with your parents as a spectator? Were you a participant, saddling up for the first time with the big dogs? Western Horseman has gathered information about some exciting rodeos happening in the West this year, and polled professionals in rodeo to recall their favorite memories of the Western sport.

Solid Vold

Known as "The Duke," and one of the most premier stock contractors of the century, ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractor Harry Vold passed away March 13, 2017, at the age of 93. 

The Bulldogger

Five-time Steer Wrestling World Champion Luke Branquinho has made a career out of tackling steers down to the dirt but it’s his love of ranching and tradition that defines him as a cowboy.