Grassroots family fun. The ranch families from around the Northern Plains gather in their small towns for a little friendly competition — rodeo. And as much as it’s about horses and
roping, it’s about families and kids. Like this little guy. He’ll grow in to and eventually out of that straw hat he’s wearing. Or the little fella riding a hobby-horse around the bales, trying to beat the clock. He’s trying as hard to win as his older kin are trying to win the events in the big arena.
It’s not a men-only sport, or even women-only. Girls and boys both get in to the Wing Rodeo action. And no matter the age, they give it their best shot.
Something tells me, however, that the older you get, the more pain in involved. I have a feeling that these young cowboys have to work their way up from a hobby-horse to riding a mad bronc, and pain tolerance is probably a big factor.