20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Don't Go

Cowboy culture is one of the core cultures in North America. This culture, which grew up in the frontier period, gradually grew into the representative and symbol of North American culture with the dream of gold rush and land enclosure in the United States, and also conveyed a spirit of freedom, independence, unfettered, treason and self-challenge. Although it is now the 21st century, there are still some forms of cowboy culture in large areas of North America, among which the Rodeo is one of the popular sports. Rodeo is one of the most dangerous and exciting sports in the world. Injuries, bleeding and even disability are common. Even so, this traditional sport still attracts many young people, not only cowboys, but even girls, who seek excitement and challenge themselves. The formal traditional Rodeo has seven events: Bareback Bronc Riding; Richard bronc riding; Bull riding; Steer wrestling; Tie - down roping; Barrel racing; Pole bending; Team roping. These events are usually held outdoors, rain or shine, so when a downpour hits, the horses' backsides become more slippery, making the competition more difficult and dangerous.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Canada
Copyright: © Zhenhuan Zhou