Rodeo - Payson, Arizona

June 3, 2016


Well it started back in Jacksonville when Declan confessed he'd always wanted to see a rodeo.  Debra and I searched the country to find one that would tie in with our trip.  We landed on Payson, Arizona, 20 May 2016.


We arrived early, bought a hat, learnt about hat etiquette, had a bite to eat and then settled down.  What an experience...


Awe at the hard work and the danger for the cowboys, concern for the livestock: the horses; the bulls; and the young steers, side-splitting for the mutton busting where 6-8 years olds are stuck on a ewe and sent charging out into the arena.


It was a great show and made you realise the importance of all the skills to the everyday life of a rancher. 


The shots include a few of the items we saw which included bare-back riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, barrel racing, bull racing and our favourite by far, the mutton busting.  How H&S has not got involved I do not know.




Please reload

Please reload

Please reload

© 2023 by NOMAD ON THE ROAD. Proudly created with

  • b-facebook
  • Twitter Round
  • Instagram Black Round