1. What is rodeos classic event and why?
    Saddle Bronc riding; it goes back to the days before rodeo began and the ranch hands and cowboys would compete when trying to break a horse
  2. what is a rigging and what event is it used for?
    The handle that the cowboys use in the bareback riding event
  3. What is the long piece of rope that is attached to the halter in the Saddle Bronc event
    A hack or bronc rein, a thick rope 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter that is attached to the halter, it can be longer than 6 feet and provides the rider with balance and something to hold onto
  4. What is the purpose of the bell on the bull rope?
    Used to drag the rope from the bull after the rider dismounts.
  5. How long must a roughstock rider ride his animal to make a qualified ride?
  6. What is the purpose of the flank strap and what is it made of?
    A leather strap about 4 inches wide covered by sheep skin that is fastened behind an animals widest part of the abdomind to encouarge the animal to jump out straighter and higher.
  7. What is the barrier?
    The rope stretched across the front of the box
  8. What does breaking the barrier mean?
    A contestant rides through the barrier before it is released
  9. What is the penalty for breaking the barrier?
    A 10 second penalty
  10. How long must a calf stay tied in tie-down roping?
    6 seconds and the time doesn't start unitl the contestant is back on his horse
  11. What is the piggin' string?
    a small soft rope, about 6 feet long, used by calf-ropers to tie the animal's feet
  12. What are the legal head catches in tie-down roping and team roping?
  13. When would a team roping team receive a 10-second penalty? A 5-second penalty?
    A 10 second penalty would be given for breaking the barrier and a 5 second penalty for the heeler only catching 1 leg
  14. What timed event is for women? What penalties can be assessed?
    Barrel racing and there is a 5 second penalty for each barrel knocked down
  15. What is the three barrel pattern completed in barrel racing known as?
    Cloverleaf Pattern
  16. What is slack?
    excess entries at some rodeos may be scheduled for preliminary (slack) competition, usually before the rodeo  opens to the public
  17. What is the average?
    Scores on all go-rounds plus the score of the short go
  18. What is a go-round?
    The part of the rodeo that is required to allow each contestant to compete on one head of stock
  19. Stock contractor
    person or organization the provides the livestock used in the rodeo events
  20. Judges
    as in other sports, trained PRCA judges ensure that all participants follow PRCA rules; they determine times  for runs in the timed events and scores for rides in the roughstock events; record penalties for any infractions of the  rules; and inspect the arena, chutes and livestock before each competition
  21. pick up man
    a rider in the arena who helps a contestant to safely dismount a bucking horse after his ride is completed, and help to assist the horse in exiting the arena
  22. barrel man
    aka the clown who places himself in and around a barrel specially designed for bull riding to distract the bull from injuring a thrown rider or bull fighter
  23. clown
    aka the barrel man, entertains the crowd with jokes and antics during the roder
  24. gate man
  25. timer
    the person responsible for marking a contestants time for each timed event, there must be atleast 2 timers who agree on the time. They are also responsible for marking the 8 seconds in the roughstock events.
  26. secretary
    handle administrative duties
  27. sound man
  28. announcer
    they call the action
  29. producer
  30. photographer
  31. chute boss
  32. specialty act
  33. barrel setter
  34. Veterinarian
    • There must be one present at every PRCA sanctioned rodeo.
    • The 2012 Vet of the Year, sponsored by Purina, is Dr. William Anderson
  35. rodeo queen
  36. committee chair
  37. bullfighter
    Cowboy protector whose job it is to place himself between the fallen rider and the bull, to allow the rider to get to safety. They can also coax a better ride out of the bull before the buzzer.
  38. arena director
  39. event director
    person whose responsibility it is to see that the rodeo goes smoothly and according to PRCA rules
  40. flag girl
  41. know the following about your horse:
    registered name, association registered with, age, height, weight, shoe size, type of bit used,what you feed, how much you feed and why, vaccinations given and what are they for
  42. parts of the saddle
  43. parts of the bridle
  44. normal vital signs of horses:
    heart rate, respiration rate, temperature
  45. external parasites and how are they treated
  46. internal parasites and how are they treated
  47. Identify types of hay and the pros/cons of each kind.
  48. What side of the horse has more hair?
    The outside =)
  49. Arm Jerker
    a horse or bull that is really stout and bucks with power to cause a great amount of pull on the contestants arm
  50. Bull Rope
    a flat, poly-braided rope no larger then 9/16 inch with a bell attached, wrapped around the bulls midsection for the bull rider to hang on to
  51. Bail Out
    a horse that comes straight up on its hind legs when coming out of the chute before it begins to buck
  52. Bailing Out
    Getting off the animal the best way you can, generally by throwing your weight against the animal
  53. Bareback Bronc
    a wild, untamed, unsaddled, unbridled horse whose rider isn't using a saddle, but is using a rigging- a suitcase style handle made from rawhide and leather
  54. Biting the Dust
    Being thrown from a horse or bull
  55. Blooper/Dink
    An animal with very little bucking ability that jumps and kicks or just runs around the arena
  56. Blows-Up
    An animal that runs out and away from the chute before starting to buck
  57. Boot the Bull
    A term used to mean a particular bull can be spurred, bull riders are not required to spur but earn extra points if they do
  58. Brands
    • 0 in front of a number is pronounced "OTT"
    • example:
    • 07 (OTT-Seven)

    • dash in front of a number it is pronounced "BAR"
    • example:
    • -4 (BAR-Four)
  59. Bufford
    An animal that is easy to ride, rope, or throw down
  60. Bull Riding
    North America's most dangerous sporting event where the goal is simple - stay on and survive. Cowboys attempt to use only a bull rope and try to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds
  61. Chute Fighter
    an animal that won't stand still in the chute and fights the cowboy before he leaves
  62. Circuit Finals
    regional finals before the championship
  63. Crow Hopper
    An animal that does not buck but jumps stiff legged instead
  64. Dally
    To wrap the rope around the saddle horn after an animal is caught
  65. Double Kicker
    A horse or bull that kicks up with the hind legs, walks on the front legs, and then kicks again with the hind legs before the hind legs touch the ground
  66. Ducks Off
    An animal that is runnin in forward direction then suddenly moves left or right
  67. Fading
    A bull that spins slowly and gains ground in the direction that he is spinning
  68. Fire in the Hole
    A bull or bronc that is loose in the arena
  69. Flagger
    The official who signals the end of elapsed in timed events
  70. Floater
    A horse with little power that jumps with all 4 feet and just floats in the hair
  71. Floating
    A technique used by some Saddle Bronc riders that make it appear to be bucked with every jump of the horse
  72. Freight Trained
    A contestant or clown that gets run over by a bull at top speed
  73. Ground Money
    The money in the purse is split equally to all contestants because all failed to qualify
  74. Half-Hitch/Hooey
    A knot used by calf-ropers to secure the rope around 3 of the calves legs
  75. Hat Blender
    A horse or bull that does not buck but just runs around the arena
  76. Hazer
    The cowboy that runs on the opposite side of the steer to keep it going straight along side the steer wrestler's horse
  77. Head Hunter
    An aggressive bull that is constantly looking for a person to hit
  78. Head Thrower
    A bull that tries to hit the cowboy with his head or horns while the contestant is on his back
  79. Head Wrap
    The leather device that is placed around a steer's horn in Team Roping to prevent damage to the steer's head
  80. High Roller
    A horse that leaps high in the air when bucking
  81. Honda (Hond-oo)
    The eye in the rope that allows the other end of the rope to pass through it to form a loop
  82. Honest Bucker
    An animal that bucks the same way every time
  83. Honker
    A really rank and hard animal to ride
  84. Hooker/Slinger
    A bull who, when he bucks throws the rider forward so that he can hook the rider with his horns
  85. Houlinhan
    The head over heels tumble the steer takes in steer wrestling
  86. Hung Up/Hang Up
    A rider that is off the animal but still attached to the rigging or bull rope
  87. Hog
    An expression bull riders use to describe a large, un-agile bull that is not considered a good draw
  88. Lariet
    A rope
  89. Lounger
    A horse that thrusts with its hind feet forward rather then kicking out behind
  90. Luck of the Draw
    The animal most likely to give a contestant a good score or time
  91. Mark Out
    in the bareback and saddle bronc riding, a cowboy’s feet must be above the point of the horse’s shoulders  when the horse’s front feet hit the ground – if so, he “marked the horse out,” but if not, he “missed him out” and the  ride is disqualified
  92. Mash Up
    A cowboy that clamps with his legs and has no spurring motion
  93. Money Horse
    A horse that was ridden, taking the cowboy to the pay window
  94. Off Side
    The right side of the horse
  95. Out the Back Door
    When the rider is thrown over the back of the animal
  96. Purse
    The money paid to the winners of each rodeo, this equals the added money and the entry fees
  97. Re-Ride
    Another ride given to the roughstock event contestants when the stock or the cowboy is not given a fair chance to show their best
  98. Rowel
    The bluntly pointed free wheeling part of a spur, and cowboy with a spur that could cause a cut is disqualified
  99. Scoring
    2 judges, 1 on each side of the arena, judge the cowboy on his control in the ride and the animal on his strength and style of bucking
  100. Set You Up
    A horse or bull that drops it's shouler like they are going to go one direction and then go the opposite
  101. Snorty
    A bull that blows air on a clown or a downed cowboy
  102. Spinner
    A bull that spins or turns as if chasing is tail, usually results in a high score especially if spinning in both directions
  103. Spurring Lick
    The motion of the cowboys feet
  104. Star Gazer
    A Sadde Bronc that bucks with its head up and caused the rider to have a hard time keeping the slack out of his rein
  105. Sucks Back
    An animal that bucks in one direction and instantly switches to the other
  106. Sun Fisher
    A horse that bucks and has all 4 feet sticking out to the side instead of underneath him
  107. Swap Ends
    An animal that jumps into the air and turns 180 before touching the ground
  108. Tippy Toe
    A horse or bull that walks on its front legs when most of their weight is off the ground
  109. Toes Out
    The preferred style of holding the feet at a 90 angle to insure maximum spur contact
  110. Trash
    A bucking animal with no set pattern
  111. Trotter
    A team roping steer that hangs back on the rope and trots with its hind feet rather than running
  112. Union Animal
    An animal that bucks until the sound of the 8 second buzzer and then quits
  113. PRCA Board of directors
    • 9 members:
    • - 4 contestant directors (2 for roughstock events, 2 for timed events)
    • - 2 rodeo committee directors (1 for rodeos with less than 20,000 in purse money and 1 for rodeos with more than 20,000 in purse money)
    • - 2 stock contractor directors
    • - 1 contract personnel director
  114. What is the weight a tie-down calf must be?
    220-280 pounds
  115. What type of cattle are used in team roping, steer roping, and steer wrestling? Why?
    Mexican Corrientes are used for there endurance and strength
  116. What is the weight limit for a steer in team roping?
    650 pounds
  117. How much must a steer weigh in steer wrestling?
    450 pounds
  118. How many ribs does a horse have?
  119. What areas of an animal can be touched by an electrical prod? Why?
    The shoulder and hips because the nerve endings are less dense and the sensation is weaker.
  120. How many rules does the PRCA have on the proper care and treatment of it's animal athletes?
  121. What is the PRCA corporate mission?
    Establish the PRCA as the premier sanctioning body of rodeo in North America where rich traditions and values are experienced through the love of animals, competition, excitement, and the western lifestyle
  122. What is the PRCA corporate vision?
    Position the PRCA as the global leader in producing superior rodeo events, products, and services by developing innovations that pay tribute to one of the oldest sports in America.
  123. Who are the top 5 All-Around cowboys?
    • 1. Trevor Brazile
    • 2. Steven Dent
    • 3. Bobby Mote
    • 4. Russel Cardoza 
    • 5. Josh Peek
  124. Who are the top 5 Bareback cowboys?
    • 1. Stephen Dent
    • 2. Will Lowe
    • 3. Kaycee Feild
    • 4.  Bobby Mote
    • 5. J.R Vezain
  125. Who are the top 5 Steer Wrestling cowboys?
    • 1. Ethen Thouvenell (Napa, CA)
    • 2. Dean Gorsuch
    • 3. Luke Branquinho (Los Alamos,CA)
    • 4. Matt Reeves
    • 5. Wade Sumpter
  126. Who are the top 5 Team Roping (headers)?
    • 1. Trevor Brazile
    • 2. Kaleb Driggers
    • 3. Chad Masters
    • 4. Clay Tryan
    • 5. Keven Danial
  127. Who are the top 5 Team Roping (heelers)?
    • 1. Patrick Smith
    • 2. Jade Corkill
    • 3. Travis Graves
    • 4. Clay Cooper
    • 5. Chase Tryan
  128. Who are the top 5 Saddle Bronc cowboys?
    • 1. Wade Sundell
    • 2. Cody Demoss
    • 3. Jesse Wright 
    • 4. Taos Muncy
    • 5. Cody Wright
  129. Who are the top 5 Tie - Down Ropers?
    • 1. Justin Maass
    • 2. Tuf Cooper
    • 3. Cody Ohl
    • 4. Hunter Herrin
    • 5. Cory Solomon
  130. Who are the top 5 Steer Roping?
    • 1. Cody Lee
    • 2. Trevor Brazile
    • 3. Rocky Patterson
    • 4. Vin Fisher Jr.
    • 5. Jess Tierney
  131. Who are the top 5 Bull Riders?
    • 1. Cody Teel
    • 2. JW Harris
    • 3. Trey Benton III (rookie)
    • 4. Kanin Asay
    • 5. Seth Glause
  132. Who are the top 5 WPRA barrel racers?
    • 1. Brittany Pozzi
    • 2. Lindsay Sears
    • 3. Carlee Pierce 
    • 4. Mary Walker
    • 5. Nikki Steefes
  133. Who is the WPRA president?
    Jimmie Munroe
  134. Who is the 2011 All Around World Champion?
    Trevor Brazile
  135. Who is the 2011 Steer Roping Champion?
    Trevor Brazile
  136. Who is the 2011 Bareback Riding World Champion?
    Kaycee Feild
  137. Who is the 2011 Steer Wrestling World Champion?
    Luke Branquinho
  138. Who is the 2011 Team Roping (header) World Champion?
    Turtle Powell
  139. Who is the 2011 Team Roping (heeler) World Champion?
    Jhett Johnson
  140. Who is the 2011 Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion?
    Taos Muncy
  141. Who is the 2011 Tie-Down Roping World Champion?
    Tuf Cooper
  142. Who is the 2011 Bull Riding World Champion?
    Shane Proctor
  143. Who is Kyle Whitaker?
    • -6X Linderman Award (beat out is father Chip Whitaker and Phil Lyne both 4X)
    • -competes in Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, and Tie-Down Roping
  144. Who is Broc Cresta?
    • -Petaluma, CA
    • -competes as a heeler in Team Roping
    • - Rookie of the Year 2007
    • - 2X WNFR qualifier
    • - died at Cheyenne Frontier Days July 28 2012
  145. Who is Luke Branquinho?
    • -Los Alamos, CA
    • -competes in Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping
    • - 3X World Champion
    • -won Showdown Rodeo in 2005
  146. Who is Trevor Brazile?
    • -9X All Around Champion
    • -16X world champion
    • -over $4 million in career earnings
    • -competes in tie down roping, steer roping, and team roping
  147. What 4 PRCA cowboys have earned over $3 million in career earnings? And how many earned it in only 1 event?
    • -Trevor Brazile $4 million
    • -Fred Whitfield (Tie-Down Roping)
    • -Billy Etbauer (Saddle Bronc)
    • -Cody Ohl
  148. Who is the only cowboy to earn a 100 point ride and in which event?
    • -Wade Leslie
    • -Bull Riding
    • -Central Point, Oregon 1991
    • -Bull: Wolfman
    • -honored at 2012 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Induction
  149. What does JCCF stand for? What is its purpose?
    • -Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
    • -to lend a helping hand to professional rodeo athletes and their families in the event of a catastrophic injury from rodeo activities
  150. Who is the President of the CA Circuit Finals Board of Directors?
    Mr. Johnny Zamrzla
  151. When and where is the CA Circuit Finals 2012?
    • October 19-21
    • Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, CA
  152. What events does the Showdown Rodeo, Inc put on
    • PBR Pro Rodeo Touring Division
    • CA Circuit Finals
  153. Who are the Showdown Rodeo Board Members?
    • Chairman - Johnny Zamrzla
    • Vice Chairman - Dawn Babers
    • Members - Tom Fuller, Susan Grantham, Michelle Lewis, Sandy Travis
  154. What is a crossfire penalty?
    in team roping, if the header doesn't change the direction of the steer before the heeler catches, the run is disqualified
  155. Drop
    in roughstock events, the way a bucking horse or bull may lower its front end suddenly while kicking out in back, creating a more difficult ride; in timed events, the way a steer or calf may lower its head to avoid a catch
  156. What is another name for a Streptococcus Equi infection?
  157. Who are the CA Circuit Finals Rodeo stock contractors?
    • Four Star Rodeo Co.
    • Growney Bros. Rodeo Co.
    • Kish's Buckin' Best
  158. Who is the speciality act/ barrel man for the 2012 CA Circuit Finals Rodeo?
    Slim Garner
  159. What is the number one killer of horses? And how many kinds are there?
    • Colic
    • 1. intestinal dysfunction (most common)
    • 2.intestinal accidents
    • 3.enteritis or ulcerations
  160. What does the Coggins Test check for?
    • Equine Infectious Anemia - virus
    • -transmitted by blood
    • -no cure, no vaccine
    • -euthanasia or life long quarentine
  161. What are the most common parasites? And the best method of prevention?
    • -Large Strongyles (bloodworms)
    • -Small Stronglyes
    • -Ascarids (roundworms)
    • -Pinworms
    • -Bots
    • -Tapeworms
    • -Threadworms
    • -Lungworms
    • A type of deworming done every 2 weeks
    • 1. oral paste syringe
    • 2. nasogastric tube
    • 3. feed additive
  162. What are the most common vaccinations given to horses?
    • Tetanus-bacteria
    • Encephalomyelitis-virus
    • Influenze-virus
    • Rhinopneumonitis-(equine herpesvirus 1&4)
  163. What sizes do horseshoes come in?
    00 to 5
  164. Name 3 types of unsoundness in a horse?
    • Cataract
    • Sweeny (atrophy usually in shoulder)
    • Navicular disease (inflammation of navicular bone
    • bog, bone, blood spavin
  165. Difference btn heaves and roaring?
    • Heaves: difficulity breathing from lung damage
    • Roaring: difficulity breathing from an obstruction in the larynx
  166. Difference btn bog, bone, and blood spavin?
    • bog: soft swelling in inner part of hock
    • bone: bony growth found inside lower part of hock
    • blood: swelling of a veing usualy below a bog spavin
  167. How would you treat an ulcer on your horses cornea?
    Consult a vetrenarian and treat to minimize pain and inflammations, and the possibilty of infection.
  168. What are signs a horse needs to have its teeth floated?
    dropping feed, excessive drooling, resistance to bit, throwing of head when pulling on reins causing the bit to move in mouth
  169. Types and Advantages to each bit
    • 1. Gag bit: assits in flexibility and elevate a turn in barrel racing
    • 2. Hackamore: uses nose rather than mouth for control, good for horses who are bit resistant and/or have been misused, and seasoned horses
    • 3. Shank bit: creates pressure on the poll of a horse too, helps in the dropping of the head, good for finished horses
    • 4. Snaffle bit: has rings instead of shanks, young horses, less severe, smaller mouthpiece equals more severe
  170. Rodeo History
    • 1936- Cowboys Turtle Assoc. formed after cowboys walked out of Madison Square Garden in dispute over prize money and entry fees
    • 1945- renamed the Rodeo Cowboys Association
    • 1975- added Professional to become the PRCA
  171. When did '' begin?
    June of 1996
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