It’s a local tradition and I’m fortunate enough to have caught it every year for some time now.
Every year, I look for one strikingly good-looking cowgirl. I first shot her in 2010.
Now she’s in college, but still riding Ladies Breakaway.
The annual Wing Rodeo draws a good bunch of area cowboys, rodeo fans and some fairly rank stock.
Most of the time in the cowboy vs stock competition, the stock wins. This year, the stock was erratic. Some didn’t buck or try to dismount the cowboy. When the gate opened, the horse just stood still.
But when the stock fought fiercely, the cowboy lost. Take a look at this series that put the cowboy and bronc both on the ground. Look at this series of images to see how tough it is to stay seated…