Ever watch someone riding with no bridle or saddle and wish you could do that with your own horse? The sheer magic of the horse-human relationship is never more clear than when both parties are in complete harmony doing whatever maneuvers they are performing.
This joining of minds is reminiscent of the movie “Avatar,” where the hair of rider and the dragon-beast are braided together so that their minds meld and yet, it is the rider who dictates where they go. Since we can’t braid our hair into the manes of our horses and end up with this fabulous and magical
Appearing relaxed Lil Man raised by Flint Hills Genetics of Strong City has a change of attitude coming out of the chute at Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events around the country. He’s bucked off 11 of the 13 cowboys who’ve attempted to ride him to the eight-second whistle.
Objective is for the bull to buck the best of any in the draw. Yet that big male bovine must be just barely rideable by the very best cowboy to win a healthy paycheck.
Goal has been met to extent as production from Flint Hills Genetics at Strong City is among those most elite.
Top cowboys and cowgirls are headed to Topeka for the championship finals of the United Rodeo Association (URA) November 1-2-3. Contestants posed for a group picture last year before competitions featuring traditional rodeo action plus unique URA events.
The best of the best will be crowned as climax to rodeo action this weekend in Topeka.
It’s the United Rodeo Association (URA) Finals Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 1-2-3, in Domer Arena at the Stormont Vail Events Center.
According to Muff McGee, longtime URA secretary, the championship rodeo features the top 15 contestants in each of nine events.
“URA is a non-profit organization established in