My husband, Mark, is a rodeo fan so I’ve been to my share of rodeos. The bucking bulls were always my least favorite part of the rodeo so I never gave too much thought to what makes a good bull until recently.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine stumbled across a bucking bull futurity. I guess it does make sense that these valuable animals would need to have a way to gain training, knowledge and experience before cowboys climb aboard.
This was the second year a futurity was held in Ohio at Buckin’ Ohio near Burbank. I can see the value in this event to find out which bulls have the potential and talent to one day become professional rodeo bulls.
So the next time you watch a rodeo don’t forget about all the hard work, expense and training that goes into making those bucking bulls capable of putting a on a show for you.
For a list of upcoming events at Bucking Ohio, visit http://buckinohioblog.com/.