Rodeo, a dangerous kind of sport

Rodeo is a traditional kind of sport in the North America which historically was popular among Mexican and American cowboys. It is considered that rodeo as an open sport competition first was held in a small Texas town Pecos in 1883. Rodeo can be regarded as one of the most dangerous kind of sport in the world for sure. It includes several types of competitions which are held either separately or as a part of some big competitions. Rodeo includes team roping, steer wrestling, bareback riding, horse or bull riding and barrel racing. There were also some techniques and competitions specially organized for women rodeo, for cowgirls.

Rodeo, a dangerous kind of sport

The most efficient are those kinds of competitions are called just “rodeo”. A cowboy or a cowgirl has to not only sweat out during 8 seconds riding a horse or other animal, bit he or she also has to show all the potential of the animal putting spurs to it. If a bull or a horse is not “lively” enough, judges can make you perform on another animal.

Rodeo, a dangerous kind of sport

Rodeo has been always popular in the USA, particularly in the west parts of the country. Now it is also popular in Canada, especially in the province of Alberta. In America Wyoming, Texas and South Dakota are states of official supporting of rodeo. There is even a federal registered trademark with the image of the State of Wyoming which portrays a "Bucking Horse and Rider". It is a very iconic picture.

Rodeo, a dangerous kind of sport

As we mentioned above Canada has become a huge fan of rodeo. That is why people of Alberta have decided to make this activity or kind of sport the official sport of their province. But legislative part of this decision still needs some time to be passed. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) govern and finance professional rodeo sport in America.

Rodeo, a dangerous kind of sport
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