The Odessa Record -

By Jamie Henneman
The Times 

Let HER buck!

Women's roughstock events gain renewed interest


Last updated 10/30/2020 at 11:48am

Kande Yeager | Dirt In The Frame Photography

Roughstock rider Wylee Brown rides her ranch bronc at a rodeo this summer in Belt, Montana.

DAVENPORT - They may be on a bucking horse in Montana, or riding bulls in Colorado or parking their gear bag behind the chutes at practice pens near Reardan.

They are often smaller than their fellow riders and can be spotted by their long hair and narrow shoulders.

They are spunky, brave and stubborn.

These are the women of roughstock.

In rodeo roughstock - event that include buckin' horses and bulls - are considered men's events. But a new generation of cowgirls is showing that praying for eight when they pull that gate isn't just for the guys.

Two separate associations have sprung up...

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