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MelissaG MelissaG 9 years
Yes, it really does happen in TEXAS. My daughter competes in the mutton bustin'. She's been doing it for about 3 years now. This is a picture of one of her rides. It's hard to get good pictures during such fast action. I don't think it hurts the sheep if they enforce the weight limits of the kids who are riding. Many rodeos will not let the kids use spurs, but some rodeos do. My daughter has only used spurs once and it made the sheep run resulting in a higher score for her. The only reason she chose to wear the spurs was because she was told ahead of time that the sheep had been walking and would not run. They are scored like the bull riders 50 pts for the rider, 50 pts for how well the sheep runs. You want the sheep to run.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That's hilarious that some of the people actually thought this was photoshopped... nah, down south and in rural areas young country kids do this for sport.
alexgirl alexgirl 9 years
Ugh, that looks painful for everyone involved. And what the hell is that surface bellow them? Please tell me it's, like, feathers or something, and not sheep fuzz from the last rodeo. Cuh-razy. http://alexrichards.org
superjules superjules 9 years
I've seen this at rodeos. I worry about the kids getting hurt. Not that I'm not sympathetic to the animals, I am.
elleZA elleZA 9 years
thats plain cruel. animal abuse :-(
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 10 years
Thanks, Mandy and Asrai. I love that our readers from all over can actually explain some of the mysteries I put up here on GiggleSugar. I kinda wish it weren't true, too...but hopefully that kid doesn't weigh too much...
mandy_j88 mandy_j88 10 years
Hey, I'm from Texas and here its called "Mutton Bustin'". It's definitely real... I went to a rodeo recently and I watched the little competition. I'm not exactly for it, but the kids seem to enjoy it... I just thought I'd clear that up.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I'm totally anti-rodeo, it's not fun for the animals at all and some of it is really abusive. This type of kids competition happens all the time in Canada, especially in Alberta.
GIOVS GIOVS 10 years
it would be fun, don´t you?
GIOVS GIOVS 10 years
i want to do that!!!!!
asrai asrai 10 years
It's what the kids of cowboys do before they can ride bulls. Seriously. They also ride calves. I don't know if it ever came to be but there was talk in Canada of a age limit after a 9 year old boy was killed during practice.
redegg redegg 10 years
I can't even really tell what that is...
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
But then again........it might be real
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
They probably photoshopped that in...
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