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Rodeo Pick-Me-Up: Pick-Up Men

pick-up men grab bronc rider at National High School Finals Rodeo
National High School Rodeo bronc rider and pick-up men

A few years ago I attended the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and was able to set up behind the chutes to get this shot. Once the buzzer rings after a good bronc ride, it’s easy to look up at the scoreboard. But lately I’ve been keeping my eyes on the arena floor and watching the incredible job that pick-up men and their horses do. They save a lot of cowboys from disaster, clear the arena with unique skills, and ride quick, athletic horses that are as well-broke as any in the industry.

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