What is Saddle Bronc Riding

Saddle Bronc Riding, which is considered the classic event in rodeo is another rough stock event. As the name implies, the cowboy has a saddle. There is also a halter on the horse with a rein, or rope, on it. The cowboy holds on to the rein, and how short or long it is depends on the style of the bucking horse. At the right length, the rein greatly aides the rider in his timing. Compared to bareback, saddle bronc riding is much smoother and more controlled looking. The rider is judged primarily on fluidity and spurring action. His horse is judged on a strong buck for the entire eight seconds and smooth, strong jumps. The rider must not touch any part of the horse or himself with his free arm or he will be disqualified. And as with bareback, he must also mark the horse out of the chute or face disqualification.

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Meet Saddle Bronc Rider Jesse Wright, 2012 WNFR Qualifier

Going to a rodeo for saddle bronc rider Jesse Wright is a family affair. Jesse is the twin brother of Jake Wright who also rides saddle broncs, as do brothers Cody, Alex and Spencer! The twin brothers are the eighth and ninth of 13 children born to Bill, a rancher and mother Evelyn, who is a school teacher. The 22 year-old cowboy is married to wife Molly, who is studying to be a registered nurse. Jesse is an avid hunter and fisherman and travels with three of his brothers and Rusty Allen....
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