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Horses and History: The Connection Between Rodeo and Ranching

By Kennadee Riggs, AZFB Communications Intern The chute swings open… his heart is pounding as beads of sweat roll down his forehead under the caged helmet he wears for protection. He holds on with just four fingers for eight seconds … Continue reading

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Rodeos in Arizona

Rodeo is a sport that originated in Spain by Spanish cattle herders.  Spanish cowboys (or vaqueros) would challenge each other in a competition to see who had the best roping, riding and herding skills.   Much like today, early ranch duties … Continue reading

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