Saddle Bronc riding; it goes back to the days before rodeo began and the ranch hands and cowboys would compete when trying to break a horse
what is a rigging and what event is it used for?
The handle that the cowboys use in the bareback riding event
What is the long piece of rope that is attached to the halter in the Saddle Bronc event
A hack or bronc rein, a thick rope 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter that is attached to the halter, it can be longer than 6 feet and provides the rider with balance and something to hold onto
What is the purpose of the bell on the bull rope?
Used to drag the rope from the bull after the rider dismounts.
How long must a roughstock rider ride his animal to make a qualified ride?
What is the purpose of the flank strap and what is it made of?
A leather strap about 4 inches wide covered by sheep skin that is fastened behind an animals widest part of the abdomind to encouarge the animal to jump out straighter and higher.
What is the barrier?
The rope stretched across the front of the box
What does breaking the barrier mean?
A contestant rides through the barrier before it is released
What is the penalty for breaking the barrier?
A 10 second penalty
How long must a calf stay tied in tie-down roping?
6 seconds and the time doesn't start unitl the contestant is back on his horse
What is the piggin' string?
a small soft rope, about 6 feet long, used by calf-ropers to tie the animal's feet
What are the legal head catches in tie-down roping and team roping?
When would a team roping team receive a 10-second penalty? A 5-second penalty?
A 10 second penalty would be given for breaking the barrier and a 5 second penalty for the heeler only catching 1 leg
What timed event is for women? What penalties can be assessed?
Barrel racing and there is a 5 second penalty for each barrel knocked down
What is the three barrel pattern completed in barrel racing known as?
What is slack?
excess entries at some rodeos may be scheduled for preliminary (slack) competition, usually before the rodeo opens to the public
What is the average?
Scores on all go-rounds plus the score of the short go
What is a go-round?
The part of the rodeo that is required to allow each contestant to compete on one head of stock
person or organization the provides the livestock used in the rodeo events
as in other sports, trained PRCA judges ensure that all participants follow PRCA rules; they determine times for runs in the timed events and scores for rides in the roughstock events; record penalties for any infractions of the rules; and inspect the arena, chutes and livestock before each competition
pick up man
a rider in the arena who helps a contestant to safely dismount a bucking horse after his ride is completed, and help to assist the horse in exiting the arena
aka the clown who places himself in and around a barrel specially designed for bull riding to distract the bull from injuring a thrown rider or bull fighter
aka the barrel man, entertains the crowd with jokes and antics during the roder
the person responsible for marking a contestants time for each timed event, there must be atleast 2 timers who agree on the time. They are also responsible for marking the 8 seconds in the roughstock events.
handle administrative duties
they call the action
There must be one present at every PRCA sanctioned rodeo.
The 2012 Vet of the Year, sponsored by Purina, is Dr. William Anderson
Cowboy protector whose job it is to place himself between the fallen rider and the bull, to allow the rider to get to safety. They can also coax a better ride out of the bull before the buzzer.
person whose responsibility it is to see that the rodeo goes smoothly and according to PRCA rules
know the following about your horse:
registered name, association registered with, age, height, weight, shoe size, type of bit used,what you feed, how much you feed and why, vaccinations given and what are they for
parts of the saddle
parts of the bridle
normal vital signs of horses:
heart rate, respiration rate, temperature
external parasites and how are they treated
internal parasites and how are they treated
Identify types of hay and the pros/cons of each kind.
What side of the horse has more hair?
The outside =)
a horse or bull that is really stout and bucks with power to cause a great amount of pull on the contestants arm
a flat, poly-braided rope no larger then 9/16 inch with a bell attached, wrapped around the bulls midsection for the bull rider to hang on to
a horse that comes straight up on its hind legs when coming out of the chute before it begins to buck
Getting off the animal the best way you can, generally by throwing your weight against the animal
a wild, untamed, unsaddled, unbridled horse whose rider isn't using a saddle, but is using a rigging- a suitcase style handle made from rawhide and leather
Biting the Dust
Being thrown from a horse or bull
An animal with very little bucking ability that jumps and kicks or just runs around the arena
An animal that runs out and away from the chute before starting to buck
Boot the Bull
A term used to mean a particular bull can be spurred, bull riders are not required to spur but earn extra points if they do
0 in front of a number is pronounced "OTT"
dash in front of a number it is pronounced "BAR"
An animal that is easy to ride, rope, or throw down
North America's most dangerous sporting event where the goal is simple - stay on and survive. Cowboys attempt to use only a bull rope and try to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds
an animal that won't stand still in the chute and fights the cowboy before he leaves
regional finals before the championship
An animal that does not buck but jumps stiff legged instead
To wrap the rope around the saddle horn after an animal is caught
A horse or bull that kicks up with the hind legs, walks on the front legs, and then kicks again with the hind legs before the hind legs touch the ground
An animal that is runnin in forward direction then suddenly moves left or right
A bull that spins slowly and gains ground in the direction that he is spinning
Fire in the Hole
A bull or bronc that is loose in the arena
The official who signals the end of elapsed in timed events
A horse with little power that jumps with all 4 feet and just floats in the hair
A technique used by some Saddle Bronc riders that make it appear to be bucked with every jump of the horse
A contestant or clown that gets run over by a bull at top speed
The money in the purse is split equally to all contestants because all failed to qualify
A knot used by calf-ropers to secure the rope around 3 of the calves legs
A horse or bull that does not buck but just runs around the arena
The cowboy that runs on the opposite side of the steer to keep it going straight along side the steer wrestler's horse
An aggressive bull that is constantly looking for a person to hit
A bull that tries to hit the cowboy with his head or horns while the contestant is on his back
The leather device that is placed around a steer's horn in Team Roping to prevent damage to the steer's head
A horse that leaps high in the air when bucking
The eye in the rope that allows the other end of the rope to pass through it to form a loop
An animal that bucks the same way every time
A really rank and hard animal to ride
A bull who, when he bucks throws the rider forward so that he can hook the rider with his horns
The head over heels tumble the steer takes in steer wrestling
Hung Up/Hang Up
A rider that is off the animal but still attached to the rigging or bull rope
An expression bull riders use to describe a large, un-agile bull that is not considered a good draw
A horse that thrusts with its hind feet forward rather then kicking out behind
Luck of the Draw
The animal most likely to give a contestant a good score or time
in the bareback and saddle bronc riding, a cowboy’s feet must be above the point of the horse’s shoulders when the horse’s front feet hit the ground – if so, he “marked the horse out,” but if not, he “missed him out” and the ride is disqualified
A cowboy that clamps with his legs and has no spurring motion
A horse that was ridden, taking the cowboy to the pay window
The right side of the horse
Out the Back Door
When the rider is thrown over the back of the animal
The money paid to the winners of each rodeo, this equals the added money and the entry fees
Another ride given to the roughstock event contestants when the stock or the cowboy is not given a fair chance to show their best
The bluntly pointed free wheeling part of a spur, and cowboy with a spur that could cause a cut is disqualified
2 judges, 1 on each side of the arena, judge the cowboy on his control in the ride and the animal on his strength and style of bucking
Set You Up
A horse or bull that drops it's shouler like they are going to go one direction and then go the opposite
A bull that blows air on a clown or a downed cowboy
A bull that spins or turns as if chasing is tail, usually results in a high score especially if spinning in both directions
The motion of the cowboys feet
A Sadde Bronc that bucks with its head up and caused the rider to have a hard time keeping the slack out of his rein
An animal that bucks in one direction and instantly switches to the other
A horse that bucks and has all 4 feet sticking out to the side instead of underneath him
An animal that jumps into the air and turns 180 before touching the ground
A horse or bull that walks on its front legs when most of their weight is off the ground
The preferred style of holding the feet at a 90 angle to insure maximum spur contact
A bucking animal with no set pattern
A team roping steer that hangs back on the rope and trots with its hind feet rather than running
An animal that bucks until the sound of the 8 second buzzer and then quits
PRCA Board of directors
- 4 contestant directors (2 for roughstock events, 2 for timed events)
- 2 rodeo committee directors (1 for rodeos with less than 20,000 in purse money and 1 for rodeos with more than 20,000 in purse money)
- 2 stock contractor directors
- 1 contract personnel director
What is the weight a tie-down calf must be?
What type of cattle are used in team roping, steer roping, and steer wrestling? Why?
Mexican Corrientes are used for there endurance and strength
What is the weight limit for a steer in team roping?
How much must a steer weigh in steer wrestling?
How many ribs does a horse have?
What areas of an animal can be touched by an electrical prod? Why?
The shoulder and hips because the nerve endings are less dense and the sensation is weaker.
How many rules does the PRCA have on the proper care and treatment of it's animal athletes?
What is the PRCA corporate mission?
Establish the PRCA as the premier sanctioning body of rodeo in North America where rich traditions and values are experienced through the love of animals, competition, excitement, and the western lifestyle
What is the PRCA corporate vision?
Position the PRCA as the global leader in producing superior rodeo events, products, and services by developing innovations that pay tribute to one of the oldest sports in America.
Who are the top 5 All-Around cowboys?
1. Trevor Brazile
2. Steven Dent
3. Bobby Mote
4. Russel Cardoza
5. Josh Peek
Who are the top 5 Bareback cowboys?
1. Stephen Dent
2. Will Lowe
3. Kaycee Feild
4. Bobby Mote
5. J.R Vezain
Who are the top 5 Steer Wrestling cowboys?
1. Ethen Thouvenell (Napa, CA)
2. Dean Gorsuch
3. Luke Branquinho (Los Alamos,CA)
4. Matt Reeves
5. Wade Sumpter
Who are the top 5 Team Roping (headers)?
1. Trevor Brazile
2. Kaleb Driggers
3. Chad Masters
4. Clay Tryan
5. Keven Danial
Who are the top 5 Team Roping (heelers)?
1. Patrick Smith
2. Jade Corkill
3. Travis Graves
4. Clay Cooper
5. Chase Tryan
Who are the top 5 Saddle Bronc cowboys?
1. Wade Sundell
2. Cody Demoss
3. Jesse Wright
4. Taos Muncy
5. Cody Wright
Who are the top 5 Tie - Down Ropers?
1. Justin Maass
2. Tuf Cooper
3. Cody Ohl
4. Hunter Herrin
5. Cory Solomon
Who are the top 5 Steer Roping?
1. Cody Lee
2. Trevor Brazile
3. Rocky Patterson
4. Vin Fisher Jr.
5. Jess Tierney
Who are the top 5 Bull Riders?
1. Cody Teel
2. JW Harris
3. Trey Benton III (rookie)
4. Kanin Asay
5. Seth Glause
Who are the top 5 WPRA barrel racers?
1. Brittany Pozzi
2. Lindsay Sears
3. Carlee Pierce
4. Mary Walker
5. Nikki Steefes
Who is the WPRA president?
Who is the 2011 All Around World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Steer Roping Champion?
Who is the 2011 Bareback Riding World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Steer Wrestling World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Team Roping (header) World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Team Roping (heeler) World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Tie-Down Roping World Champion?
Who is the 2011 Bull Riding World Champion?
Who is Kyle Whitaker?
-6X Linderman Award (beat out is father Chip Whitaker and Phil Lyne both 4X)
-competes in Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, and Tie-Down Roping
Who is Broc Cresta?
-competes as a heeler in Team Roping
- Rookie of the Year 2007
- 2X WNFR qualifier
- died at Cheyenne Frontier Days July 28 2012
Who is Luke Branquinho?
-Los Alamos, CA
-competes in Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping
- 3X World Champion
-won Showdown Rodeo in 2005
Who is Trevor Brazile?
-9X All Around Champion
-16X world champion
-over $4 million in career earnings
-competes in tie down roping, steer roping, and team roping
What 4 PRCA cowboys have earned over $3 million in career earnings? And how many earned it in only 1 event?
-Trevor Brazile $4 million
-Fred Whitfield (Tie-Down Roping)
-Billy Etbauer (Saddle Bronc)
Who is the only cowboy to earn a 100 point ride and in which event?
-Central Point, Oregon 1991
-honored at 2012 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Induction
What does JCCF stand for? What is its purpose?
-Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
-to lend a helping hand to professional rodeo athletes and their families in the event of a catastrophic injury from rodeo activities
Who is the President of the CA Circuit Finals Board of Directors?
Mr. Johnny Zamrzla
When and where is the CA Circuit Finals 2012?
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, CA
What events does the Showdown Rodeo, Inc put on
PBR Pro Rodeo Touring Division
CA Circuit Finals
Who are the Showdown Rodeo Board Members?
Chairman - Johnny Zamrzla
Vice Chairman - Dawn Babers
Members - Tom Fuller, Susan Grantham, Michelle Lewis, Sandy Travis
What is a crossfire penalty?
in team roping, if the header doesn't change the direction of the steer before the heeler catches, the run is disqualified
in roughstock events, the way a bucking horse or bull may lower its front end suddenly while kicking out in back, creating a more difficult ride; in timed events, the way a steer or calf may lower its head to avoid a catch
What is another name for a Streptococcus Equi infection?
Who are the CA Circuit Finals Rodeo stock contractors?
Four Star Rodeo Co.
Growney Bros. Rodeo Co.
Kish's Buckin' Best
Who is the speciality act/ barrel man for the 2012 CA Circuit Finals Rodeo?
What is the number one killer of horses? And how many kinds are there?
1. intestinal dysfunction (most common)
3.enteritis or ulcerations
What does the Coggins Test check for?
Equine Infectious Anemia - virus
-transmitted by blood
-no cure, no vaccine
-euthanasia or life long quarentine
What are the most common parasites? And the best method of prevention?
-Large Strongyles (bloodworms)
A type of deworming done every 2 weeks
1. oral paste syringe
2. nasogastric tube
3. feed additive
What are the most common vaccinations given to horses?
Rhinopneumonitis-(equine herpesvirus 1&4)
What sizes do horseshoes come in?
00 to 5
Name 3 types of unsoundness in a horse?
Sweeny (atrophy usually in shoulder)
Navicular disease (inflammation of navicular bone
bog, bone, blood spavin
Difference btn heaves and roaring?
Heaves: difficulity breathing from lung damage
Roaring: difficulity breathing from an obstruction in the larynx
Difference btn bog, bone, and blood spavin?
bog: soft swelling in inner part of hock
bone: bony growth found inside lower part of hock
blood: swelling of a veing usualy below a bog spavin
How would you treat an ulcer on your horses cornea?
Consult a vetrenarian and treat to minimize pain and inflammations, and the possibilty of infection.
What are signs a horse needs to have its teeth floated?
dropping feed, excessive drooling, resistance to bit, throwing of head when pulling on reins causing the bit to move in mouth
Types and Advantages to each bit
1. Gag bit: assits in flexibility and elevate a turn in barrel racing
2. Hackamore: uses nose rather than mouth for control, good for horses who are bit resistant and/or have been misused, and seasoned horses
3. Shank bit: creates pressure on the poll of a horse too, helps in the dropping of the head, good for finished horses
4. Snaffle bit: has rings instead of shanks, young horses, less severe, smaller mouthpiece equals more severe
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