Rusty Wright also came one step closer to accomplishing his goal of having a family member win the saddle bronc riding at the CNFR three years in a row. Wright finished second in the third round with a 77-point effort on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Shimmy Valley. He leads the overall standings with 223 . Thanks Susan Kanode and Hubbell Photos
SO YOU WANT TO BE A BRONC RIDER-from the Western Horseman-july 1953 Here Robert Sorrells is coming out of the saddle of JET PILOT at San Acacia. He drew the same horse the following Saturday at Truth or Consequences, N.M. -and rode him to a standstill> The crowd collected a large purse and gave it to Robert. He is damned sure a bronc rider.
There's a moment while riding a bucking horse - - in between believing you can stay on by sheer force of will and hitting the ground anyway - - a moment of panic as you lose your seat and your grip, but before you're actually airborne, when you realize with absolute certainty that there is nothing more you can do about this situation, and you might as well enjoy the flight before the landing.