Ride’m Cowboy…and Cowgirl

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Timothy Roberts, Ag Extension Agent, Shelby County

Prior to the High School Rodeo at Agricenter’s Show Place Arena, Shelby County Extension, Agricenter, and the High School Rodeo Association, teamed together to provide a Rodeo class for a local elementary school. These teen leaders shared their love for Rodeo by teaching the youth about the various Rodeo events. Shady Grove Elementary students learned how to rope, tie, barrel race, and be a Rodeo Clown. They also were introduced to a Veterinarian and got to see a demonstration of a Barrel Race.

This group of high school rodeo teen leaders missed school for an opportunity to work with younger students to show them what they do on a daily basis. The youth were divided into groups and paired with a teen leader.

High School Rodeo
This young cowboy talked about safety around large animals. He showed the youth his saddle and they even got to feel how soft the horse was.
High School Rodeo
The teen leaders demonstrated and gave the youth an opportunity to try to see if they could rope.