What is Bareback Riding

The bareback event is the most physically demanding event in rodeo. The cowboy rides a bucking horse for eight seconds without benefit of a bridle or a saddle. Instead, his hand is wedged in a handhold made especially for each individual rider. This is called a rigging. The rider must ride with one hand only, and his free arm must not touch either the horse or himself. The cowboy must mark the horse out. This means that the cowboy must have his spurs at the point of the horses’ shoulder when he makes his first jump out of the chute. If he fails to do so, he is disqualified. The rider is scored on technique, as well as that fine line of being in control while looking almost wild, and his horse is judged on his bucking style, power, and difficulty

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Meet Bareback Rider Steven Peebles, 2012 WNFR Qualifier

This year will be the fourth trip that Steven Peebles will make to the WNFR. He had a good 2012 to get there; he won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days, the Western Frontier ProRodeo (Pocatello, Idaho), the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), the 40th anniversary ...
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