Think you know everything about rodeos? Whether you do or not, this book makes pretty interesting reading.
Writing mostly for the Western novice, Groves introduces the reader to the sport’s history as well as the folks behind the scenes who make it all work. Cowboys, stockmen, veterinarians, judges, announcers and arena workers are discussed in clear phrasing to inform new fans of just how the business is run. The regulations, equipment and scoring for each event are fully described with photos to augment the text. Rodeoing is a tough way to make a living, but the sport is cherished by many because it evolved from real cowboy life. This book is a fine primer to read before you attend your next rodeo. —Chuck Lewis