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powered through and went on to win the Winner Takes All Bullfighting competition in Cheyenne, WY that year and it set him up for a year he would never forget. “Bullfighting is a rough old game and if I wouldn’t have toughed it out, I wouldn’t have had a chance at the championship”. That year in Lovington, TX, bull rider, Lane Frost came to Horton inquiring about whom he wanted to fight bulls with at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that year, basically confirming Horton was selected to be a bullfighter in the ’87 NFR. Frost was on top of the world at the time as well and was a well-known and well-liked figure in the sport so coming to ask Horton’s opinion meant a lot. Horton took home the Bull Fighting World Champion that year and Frost won the title of World Champion Bull Rider. Horton made a second appearance at the NFR in ’88 where he was the runner-up. In addition, he was invited to participate in some of the biggest rodeos on the circuit such as the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, Calgary Stampede and Cheyanne Frontier Days. In addition to thousands of rodeos across the country and abroad. Horton returned home to Florida in ’91. During the week he was a day working cowboy and then worked the local rodeo circuit with Troy Weekley and the Five Star Rodeo Company on the weekends. Texas was calling him back, so in 1994 he moved and joined Bad Company again. He continued on the rodeo trail for many years. In addition to being a great bullfighter he has quick wit and had a way of working with the crowd to keep them

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