Rodeo Articles

Baby the WNFR Steer Wrestling Horse

November 28, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A special “Baby” is at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo these next days. It’s not any baby, but a steer wrestling horse, Babysgonecountry, whose barn name is Baby. Ridden by Jacob Talley, the number two steer wrestler in the world, the ten-year-old burst onto the rodeo scene in 2019. Owned by Sam Dixon, she was […]


Green Barrel Horses on the Rodeo Trail

November 19, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

There’s a lot more to being a barrel racer than the sixteen or seventeen second runs that fans see in the arena. It takes time and patience to make a good barrel horse, and Tana Poppino knows that. The Big Cabin, Okla. cowgirl qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo three times, in 2006-07 and […]


Chenessa McGraw; Making Rodeo History

November 11, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Chenessa McGraw is on the edge of making rodeo history. The Corvallis, Montana cowgirl is ranked second in the barrel racing, heading into this weekend’s Women’s World Championship Rodeo, held in Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas on Nov. 12-14. This is something the barrel racer has wanted and wished for all her life. At the […]


2020 Badlands/WPRA Rising Star; Chewy

November 9, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

A North Dakota horse won the WPRA/Badlands Circuit Rising Star of the Year Award. Teasin Dat Guy, “Chewy”,  is a four-year-old palomino by Frenchmans Guy and out of a daughter of Blazin Jetolena.  She is owned by Katie Lindahl and ridden by Molly Otto. Molly got her as a three-year-old and started her on the […]


The Barbie Horse, Hollywood

September 21, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

Tomas Garcilazo and his wife Justine and son Louis travel the nation as the specialty act at over 120 rodeo performances and equine events a year. Tomas does the La Charreria, the traditional art of Mexican cowboying, horsemanship and rope work. But the real star of their show is Hollywood, their palomino stallion, whose registered […]


NFR Bound, Kiss and Shelley Morgan

August 26, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

The number six barrel racer in the world is aboard a special horse. Shelley Morgan rides “Kiss,” a six-year-old sorrel mare whose registered name is HR Fameskissandtell, and who is all woman. Shelley’s had great horses before, such as one named Short Go, who she rode at the 2009 National Finals Rodeo. And she knew […]


Cowboy Christmas, COVID-19 Style

July 22, 2020
Ruth Nicolaus

It wasn’t a typical Cowboy Christmas for any cowboy on the rodeo trail this Fourth of July, and it sure wasn’t normal for bulldogger Bridger Anderson, either. With fewer pro rodeos to compete at, due to the coronavirus, Anderson and his traveling buddies’ schedule was a little slower. Over this year’s Cowboy Christmas, Anderson competed […]


Quick Jalapeno Poppers

June 25, 2020
Jessie Salter

You’ll love this recipe for quick jalapeno poppers. If you are like us in the spring and summer, the long daylight hours and comfortable weather keep us away from the house all day. Often I look at my watch and Oh No! Dinner time!  This evening we decided to go with these quick appetizers, and […]


Rodeo Season

June 19, 2020
Jolyn Young

So far, the rodeo scene for 2020 has been pretty quiet. Due to bans on large events prompted by the spread of the new coronavirus, both pro and ranch rodeos were canceled across the nation for most of the spring run. But, restrictions on large public gatherings are now lifting and rodeos are resuming for the […]


DIY Portable Stall Fronts and Mats

June 10, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Picture this, 2000 miles from home. Your FAVORITE rodeo horse is lathered, pacing, dehydrated, NOT going to give up the panic. He is in a stall where he cannot see out, it is 100 degrees and 100% humidity. These are tough conditions for a positive outcome. Here is what we came up with!   Hang […]