Stay on the horse and ride with proper technique

Bronc riding, either bareback bronc or saddle bronc competition, is a rodeo event that involves a rodeo participant riding on a horse (sometimes called a bronc or bronco), that attempts to throw or buck off the rider. Originally based on the necessary horse breaking skills of a working cowboy, the event is now a highly stylized competition that utilizes horses that often are specially bred for strength, agility, and bucking ability.

Working terrain

Hard pan dirt, rodeo arenas

Rest place/daily stay

Paddocks and pastures

Horse characteristics

Usually draft crosses are used for broncs. Broncs need to have good thick bones and big feet to sustain the movement of bucking hard.

Horses behaviour

Horses are typically halter broke, but usually do not stand well for vets or farriers. They are handled minimally to keep them "wild".

Shoeing location



Typically bronc horses are not shoed

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A cowboy in a bareback bronc riding contest

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