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December 9, 2013

6 Seconds and a Sheep: Welcome to the World of Mutton Busting


A rider steps into the chute and the roar of the onlookers,
the thumping crowd-pleasing music and the sounds of livestock recede as they prepare themselves for a ride that will last only seconds and almost surely end with them being hurled to the ground with force. On the other end of those seconds there is either a trophy or disappointment. It’s a familiar scene at any rodeo, but in this case the rider is a child between the ages of 4 and 7 and the bronco is a wooly, white sheep. -- Modern Farmer

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 9, 2013 9:53 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Testing our mettle through the ages?

The ram's face is surprisingly calm, or is that vacant ?

Posted by: grace at December 9, 2013 10:31 AM

“6 Seconds and a Sheep”

Jihadist on a Saturday night.

Fatwas will be issued.

Posted by: tim at December 9, 2013 11:50 AM

The first time I saw this was at the rodeo in Mesquite, TX. The kids doing it LOVED it, and I just couldn't believe how crazy it was! They all look so adorable.

Posted by: Kerry at December 9, 2013 4:59 PM

'Bored of the Rings!'

The Sheepriders of Roi-Tan!

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 9, 2013 5:46 PM

Child exploitation, animal cruelty, environmentally damaging, shouted the left wing.

Posted by: tripletap at December 10, 2013 6:21 AM

Haw, haw, mutton-bustin! Reminds me of a story related to me by a friend who lived in New Mexico who encountered a very strange shepherd in a rural bar. But, this is about the kids, right?

Posted by: Will at December 10, 2013 1:15 PM

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