This is me in Raymond, Alberta. I am on a Sun Dance Rodeo horse. I marked 67 on him and took third place (1999). The horse is Cool Cat.
If you haven't gathered yet I love rodeo. I partake in the bareback riding as you can see. I have a few amateur cards. Hope you like my page. Email me with pics and I will post them up. I will give a description of bareback riding for those people who do not know what the event is.
Instead of a saddle, a double-thick leather pad, called a rigging, is cinched on the bronc's back. No stirrups or rein are used in the event. To qualify, the rider must mark the horse out of the chute by keeping his spurs over the break of the shoulders until the first jump out of the chute is completed.
The bareback rider will be disqualified if he touches the animal or equipment with his free hand or if he is bucked before the eight-second ride is completed.
No other event in professional rodeo is as physically demanding as bareback riding. Using only one hand, the cowboy must hold onto the leather handhold of the rigging which is customized to snugly fit the rider's grip. The rider tries to spur the horse on each jump, reaching as far forward as he can with his feet and then bringing his ankles up toward the rigging.
It's the bareback rider's arm that take all the stress as it absorbs most of the horse's bucking power. While his arm endures this incredible tension, his hand must remain intact within the rigging's handhold for the full eight seconds.
I have lots of pictures of my idols. If you want to see some rank flicks check them out.
I also do leather craft. I make all sorts of custom stuff: wallets, daytimers, chinks, and chaps (kids and adults). Take a look at some of the things I have done. Not all of my stuff is in here. If you would like to order something or ask if I can make some thing email me.