How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go!

Jul 14, 2022, 3:39 PM | Updated: Jul 20, 2022, 11:54 am

What does “breaking the barrier” in rodeo lingo mean?

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In roping events, failing to give the calf or steer the designated head start results in a ten second penalty.

Why did 8 seconds become the standard for bareback and bull riding?

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For the safety of the animal, an 8 second time limit was placed. After that their adrenaline begins to wear out.

How do cowboys maintain balance during bareback riding?

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Bareback rigging is cinched on the horse with a piece of leather, shaped roughly like a shallow triangle with two points trimmed off. It measures around 18-inches long and cannot be more than 11-inches wide where the handhold leather is.

True or false: All rodeo events are safe for animals

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The safety and welfare of animals is of the utmost importance. Rodeos are dedicated to the humane treatment of the animals involved and believe they should be treated with respect. All animals are inspected and evaluated for illness, weight, eyesight and injury prior to the rodeo. The greatest care is taken to guarantee the health and well-being of the animals involved.

What is a bulldogger?

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A bulldogger, also known as a steer wrestler, is a person who brings an animal to the ground by twisting its head from the horns. They are aided by the hazer, a second cowboy who is tasked to keep the steer from veering away too far from the steer wrestler.

Which of the following roping events began out of a medical need during the turn of the century?

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When a calf was sick or injured, it had to be caught and immobilized quickly for treatment. Ranch hands prided themselves on how fast they could rope and tie calves, and soon they began informal contests.

What’s considered the ultimate classic event of the rodeo?

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Though all events at a rodeo are time-honored classics, the saddle bronc competition is the most highly anticipated during any event. A solid ride that will receive high marks is one where the cowboy looks like he is simply sitting in a rocking chair, rocking back and forth in unison with the horse

Which of the following competitive categories is women’s only?

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Though barrel racing is solely a women’s event, women are breaking through to compete in other events such as team roping, tie-down roping and breakaway roping, thanks to advocacy from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

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How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go!