The most dangerous sport participated in by man is getting even more treacherous.
Unlike days of yesteryear, when rodeo bulls from the Southwest rangelands threw cowboys off largely due to sheer size, strength and male prowess, today’s bulls are bred with the sole purpose of bucking off cowboys. Continue reading →
“He’s the life of the party.”
Perhaps, one should say every rodeo becomes a party when Donnie Landis is around.
“There’s never a dull moment anytime I’m at your rodeo or bull riding event,” assured Landis. Continue reading →
Efforts to rejuvenate the Eastern Kansas Pro Rodeo Series paid dividends.
That was the synopsis from officials of the two rodeos involved in this year’s kickoff of what is thought and hoped could be return to days of yesteryear when a half dozen rodeos were a part of the series. Continue reading →
“Can I ride your horse?”
The little boy came up to us after the barrel race at the state finals horse show with that request. Continue reading →
“Lazy thieves can make easy money stealing high priced cattle.”
The lawman bluntly warned the room filled with cattlemen that caution should be taken to prevent cattle rustling. Continue reading →
“We don’t have that many roses.”
After asking the food-counter lady for “we can’t tell how many” twice, and sending the produce-man to the cooler thrice, we disgustedly shook our head, and walked out the have-it-all-super-store, deciding we’d call the hometown place, feeling guilty we hadn’t done that first. Continue reading →
First time could be considered luck, second time perhaps coincidental, third time soothsayers think just a charm.
Happens one more time, and there’s no question in anybody’s mind, he’s a real cowboy, a downright champion bull rider, no denying the fact. Continue reading →