Rodeo is a beautiful, historical sport that teaches so many life lessons.
My children high school rodeo.
They understand winning one minute and losing the next.
They understand cheering for their friends who are also their opponents.
They understand care of livestock, including how to handle them, move them, feed them, water them, and respect them.
They understand that a flat tire in a livestock trailer calls for tenacity, taking care of business so the show can go on, and calling a friend for help.
They understand health and care if their equine teammates and companions. They understand injuries and rehabilitation of both human and animals.
High school rodeo is about so much more than winning. It’s about teens learning to be good humans who can control their emotions, take life’s ups and downs in stride, and be good friends.
Long live rodeo.