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By Jamie Henneman
The Davenport Times 

Women's roughstock events are gaining renewed interest

 

November 5, 2020

Dirt in the Frame Photography/Kane Yeager

Wylee Brown rides her ranch bronc at a rodeo this summer in Belt, Mont. Brown is one of the next generation of female roughstock riders in the United States. Photos courtesy Dirt in the Frame Photography/Kande Yeager.

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 sometimes smaller than their fellow riders and can easily be spotted by their long hair and narrow shoulders. They are spunky, brave and stubborn. These are the women of roughstock.

In rodeo, roughstock, or the events featuring bucking horses and bulls, are usually 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.

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