I would like to learn how to rodeo

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    Mar 09, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    Hey I was wondering if anyone had horses in south texas? I would really like to learn how to ride a horse and maybe get into rodeoing, I've always been kind of interested in learning the sport.
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    Mar 09, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    Well Guy,

    there are no official rodeo schools in Texas, amazingly, but try these sites in OK and MO. You can go to a three day camp, inexpensively, and try your hand at all of it, supervised, and determine which rodeo events you are good at or have an interest in. They have a few campls coming up.

    3lrodeo.com
    sankeyrodeo.com
    terrydonwest.com

    try calling the houston livestock and rodeo as well, hlsr.com, and ask for advise, you must get to the right person though.

    Call some horse schools around your area for private rodeo lessons if they exist. But first check out the sites above. Then find someone who can train you locally on the specific tasks. If you want horse riding, you can get a good riding school for the knowledge and riding experience first, then proceed to rodeo specific events.

    We did rodeo, at UT, no experience, it was fun, I did have a bull hoof print on by back for about 12 years as a momento. A brother of mine in CO. rides bulls, but he is crazy and his body shows it. Stick with the horse events.

    I just had a conversation with a RJ member in PA who competes on horse events all year, he maybe able to recommend further info/resources.

    Contact me and I will forward to him, if he is interested in assisting.

    Regards
    Good luck,
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    Mar 17, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    You can get in touch with the local chapter of the International Gay Rodeo (www.igra.com) perhaps they can put you in touch with someone local. Many state organizations have play days as they call them to learn abotu rodeos.

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    Aug 21, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    sastud05 saidHey I was wondering if anyone had horses in south texas? I would really like to learn how to ride a horse and maybe get into rodeoing, I've always been kind of interested in learning the sport.


    Get hold of a copy of Pro Rodeo News at this link:

    (http://www.prorodeo.com/Subscription.aspx)

    You will find rodeo schools around the country. Being in Texas you'll find a lot of them! By the way, STAY AWAY FROM SO-CALLED "GAY RODEO"! Yes, I yelled that. That is not rodeo. Period. Grown men don't do women's events and Little Britches Rodeo Assn. events. Steer ridin' is a LBRA event and not even close to Bull Riding. Trust me on this. Guys calling themselves rodeo cowboys playin in the "gay rodeo" are only fooling themselves and embarassing real cowboys everywhere else. Nuff said.

    You can also do a google search for "rodeo schools" and narrow it down to Texas or where ever. Just be honest and up front and tell them you've never ridden before. The schools aren't cheap but the stock is good. Ike Sankee used to live just up the road from me in Cody. Also, look around for colleges with rodeo teams. Go to rodeos (college, local and pro') and talk with the cowboys and tell them your interets. You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn they will be more than happy to help you along.

    Hope this helped,

    Gene