Competitive Rodeo: What’s the Best Music for Rodeo Riding?

Competitive rodeo requires a certain type of person. You must be fearless, have a death wish and have an affinity for danger, oh, and be an adrenaline junkie. Yes, there are other personal traits you probably need, and it helps to have a conflicting personality when it comes to animals. In fact, it helps to be an animal yourself, or so the joke goes. With that famous bumper sticker; “Save a horse, ride a cowgirl.” Now, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the grueling hours of practice that go into being a competitive rodeo rider, because your skills don’t come overnight, and they don’t come without heartache and heartache.

Also, you better have a good health care program or be on ObamaCare’s A-list. Very rarely do competitive rodeo riders’ earnings make up for medical bills. You have to do it for love, because you’re a little crazy and because you want to try something. To many in the crowd you will show that you are crazy, and to others you will show that you have magical, superhuman strength and agility. You will prove to yourself that you are strong enough to live at least one more day.

Now about that training: You’ll need to listen to decent music, but it’s nearly impossible to keep a headset on when riding an animal. Second, you need to listen and get a feel for the animal, and it’s hard to do that with loud music. However, music helps in the heat of battle, and the more intense the music, the better. Some rodeo riders actually listen to heavy metal, hard rock, and techno-rock. Many believe that they listen to things like Garth Brooks and other country music. Now, you probably hear that, but only when you’re trying to calm down coming off an adrenaline rush.

Chances are if you are reading this article you are not cut out for rodeo, certainly not competitive rodeo. Many of the competitive rodeo riders won’t bother to go online and read endless dribbles about their sport; they’re too busy doing it, they’re really bad, real men, not article readers. Does that mean I want you to stop reading this article? No, you’ve reached the end, why don’t you go out and ride something, and do it like a man? Talk is cheap. That is all for now.

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