With flaring nostrils, rapid heart rates, and fire in their eyes, they wait for the count down to throw open the chute... and the horses are just as anxious! Get ready for the most exciting event in the world of Professional Rodeo- Xtreme Bronc Riding.
This isn't the kind of rodeo event your grandfather told you about... these cowboys don't throw ropes or even use a chute to get on their bucking horses! While the event stems from one of the oldest known forms of rodeo competition, the XBR kicks up the heat a little hotter than your average rodeo action.
The Professional Cowboys of the XBR pride themselves on the fact that they compete against the toughest horses in rodeo- bucking horses that were raised specifically for rodeo competition. With the help of stock contractors, such as Mike Mosby and the legendary Cotton Rosser, with his "Born to Buck" program, rodeo horses become familiar with the event of Xtreme Bronc Riding. Just like their cowboy counterparts, with each rodeo these talented animals become better competitors, giving rodeo fans an even more thrilling performance and posing a greater challenge to the XBR cowboys!
Have you ever asked yourself, "What did cowboys do before they had chutes?"; well you might not find it surprising to hear that back in the 1800's, when ranch hands were tasked with breaking and saddling many horses in a short amount of time, the task became a group, or "team," activity. Naturally, as with most rodeo events, this soon became a form of friendly competition between teams of cowboys who wanted to see which team could get their horse saddled and ridden the fastest. Check out the XBR HISTORY page to find out more about our rodeo heritage...
Over the past 100+ years, the event of Three-man, or Team Bronc Riding, has been refined, and the sport has evolved into more than just a tradition, but one of the most challenging and competitive events in Professional Rodeo. As with many sports, the cowboys of Team Bronc Riding are always looking to up the ante... Just as the sport of Motor Cross introduced us to the "X-Games," television reality show competitions brought us "Xtreme Fear Factor," and even Cotton Rosser has raised the bar by introducing Extreme Rodeos, with events such as "The Ring of Fire," "Bull Chariot Racing," and "Bull Poker," in 2012, a group of Professional Cowboys decided to take Rodeo to the next level with the introduction of Xtreme Bronc Riding.
To stop, saddle, and ride a rodeo bronc across a designated finishline
Contestant who holds onto the horse's halter and attempts to stop the forward motion of the horse, allowing the rider to saddle and mount successfully.
Contestant who holds onto the leadrope (or "shank") in order to provide leverage for the mugger.
Contestant who saddles, mounts, and rides the horse across the finishline.
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