Rodeo isn't just a sport, it's a way of life. From youngsters just starting out in junior competitions to seasoned veterans vying for national championships, rodeo cowboys are a dedicated group of athletes. They spend long hours traveling from rodeo to rodeo for the chance to risk injury and court glory atop bucking horses and bulls, or to see who's the fastest to rope a calf or wrestle a steer to the ground, all with no guarantee of a paycheck at days end. Producer Matt McCleskey talked to rodeo cowboys about their rough and tumble sport and prepared this documentary.
Rodeo Life was produced by Matt McCleskey. Readings by Frank Pinney, excerpted from his own work.
International Gay Rodeo Association
This Association promotes the GBLTQ country western lifestyle.
American Junior Rodeo Association
This is a website for boys and girls ages nine and up who are interested in becoming involved in Rodeo.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association
Visit this site to learn all about your favorite Rodeo stars, the history of Rodeo, and what's going on in Rodeo today.
Chasing the Rodeo: On Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man's Search for the West
by: W. K. Stratton 2005
This book details the author's journey across America as he follows the Rodeo.
Rodeo: Behind The Scenes at America's Most Exciting Sport
by: Lynn H. Campion 2002
This book is a guide to the rodeo fan, detailing everything from roughstock and timed events to the teams behind the scenes who make everything possible.