It’s exciting to be part of Cowboy Fever week! I love small rodeos, so today I’m sharing with you some candid shots showing what happens behind the chutes before the rough stock competition begins. The time behind the chutes is surprisingly quiet, considering what happens after the gates are open and the broncs hit the arena bucking.
The cowboys tape up, put on their chaps, practice their form.
They also saddle their broncs, usually alone.
Then they wait near their chute and their horse until it’s time for their ride.
After that, of course, they ride.
Then make a graceful exit from the arena, ready to do it all over again the next chance they get.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look behind the chutes during Cowboy Fever Week!