The life of a rodeo dad is not the easiest, yet simply put it is one of the most rewarding things a parent can aspire to become. Our world is filled with animals we cant afford, equipment we pray holds up, and endless miles put upon our rigs, our bodies, our soles and our hearts. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
There is no other place we would rather be, watching, helping, empowering our children with wisdom gained from years gone by. Teaching patience, while assisting them in their progression of skill and handing down lessons taught by our parents. Many of us have walked these alleyways, turned out of those gates, or backed into the very same boxes our children do now. Generations sitting under the shade cast of a decades old grandstand. As an adult it is humbling to say the least.
The rodeo family is gigantic! Constantly surrounded by the kindest people and most well mannered kids it hard to see any of this as work. But work it is! Us rodeo parents labor under a hot days sun, whether on horseback judging, turning back cattle, or picking up roughies, we are there. Opening gates, loading chutes, and stripping steers, we are there, manning the booth, timing an event, or working the roughest job of all, the dreaded snack shack! We are there!
It is to these hard working parents, and every parent who has ever saddled a horse for their child, screamed “GO”- “SIT”- “LOOK”!!!! or happily posted every single outcome of their rodeo child to Facebook, Instagram or Snap chat that this site is dedicated.
There is so much to be proud of, so much to laugh at, so very much to admire about a group of people, that travels together, competes against each other and breaks bread or shares a beer afterwards together that needs to be celebrated.
So lets go, lets show, lets rodeo!!