Humps N Horns Bull Riding Magazine - Sep 2022

Page 1

$4.99 USD SEP 2022



Daylon Swearingen leads his team, the Carolina Cowboys, at the PBR Team Series Gambler Days in Austin, TX. Photo provided courtesy of Andy Watson / BullStock Media.

Leonardo Lima gives it a go as he for his team, the Carolina Cowboys, at the PBR Team Series Stampede Days in Nashville. Photo provided courtesy of Andy Watson / BullStock Media.


Humps N Horns September 2022

On The Cover - Clayton Sellars gets the job done for the Missouri Thunder at the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Bull Riding in Bismarck, ND.

Photo by Andy Watson / BullStock Media

Humps-Horns.com · 4 · September 2022


HUMPS N HORNS® BULL RIDING MAGAZINE PO Box 34172 Fort Worth, TX 76162 325-500-BULL (2855) www.humps-horns.com

ADMINISTRATIVE Stacie Blake

Publisher/Owner stacie@humps-horns.com

Terry Blake

Editor in Chief/Owner terry@humps-horns.com

Features 9 12

ADVERTISING ads@humps-horns.com

Justin McBride

CIRCULATION

Outside the Arena

circulation@humps-horns.com

FEATURE STORY WRITER

Michael Gaffney

Barbara Pinnella barbara@humps-horns.com

My Cowboy Hat Still Fits

16

Clayton Sellars

19

Dr. Ed LeTourneau

PHOTOGRAPHY Andy Gregory Director of Photography andy@humps-horns.com

Bull Riding Always in the Cards

CONTRIBUTORS Georgia Akers Justin Felisko Barbara Pinnella Keno Shrum

A Bull Riding Champion for the Ages

Also In This Issue Bull Pen 20 Classifieds 28 Country Kitchen 15 Inspiration Point 14 Livestock Layovers 28 Outside the Arena 9

Practice Pens Talking Bull w/ Brayden Through My Eyes Where’s the Beef

28 7 8 23

Humps-Horns.com · 5 · September 2022

Andy Gregory Phillip Kitts Kelly B. Robbins Andy Watson

Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine reserves the right to alter, edit or reject all advertisement or editorial for it’s content, clarity, and/or length. Viewpoints expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine. No material may be reprinted or reproduced without first obtaining permission from the publisher and/or editor in chief. All advertisement, editorials, letters, and press releases are accepted with the understanding that the representative, advertiser, and/or advertising agency are authorized to publish the entire contents of submitted material. Not responsible for errors or omissions in any advertisement. Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine will not assume responsibility for any late publication due to the printer, the USPS, or an act of God. Under no circumstances will Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine be held liable for acts of privacy, plagiarism, copyright, or trademark infringements. Material submitted for publication becomes the property of Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine and will not be returned unless prior arrangements are made. USPS #022-617 Periodicals Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX and additional offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine, PO Box 34172, Fort Worth, TX 76162. ISSN1554-0162. Publication Number 022-617. ©All rights reserved. Humps N’ Horns® Bull Riding Magazine 2015


Letter from the Editor

September is usually a month of change. The summer comes to an end, kids go back to school, work schedules get more intense, and rodeo / bull riding events are in abundance. This issue of Humps N Horns is full of articles about some great people in the history of bull riding. We have Justin McBride, the two-time World Champion Bull Rider who has become one of the best analysts on TV and now serves as a coach for the Nashville Stampede in the PBR Team Series. It is not hard to tell that McBride is still passionate about the sport of bull riding and is doing his best to help the next generation. We also have an opportunity to meet Dr. Ed LeTourneau, DVM, who qualified for the first National Finals Rodeo in Dallas, Texas in 1959. Dr. Ed was able to put himself through vet school with the money he won on the rodeo trail. He has had quite a career which included four world championships in senior rodeo. Dr. Ed continued riding bulls well past the age that most decide to hang up the rope.

Clayton Sellars is on the opposite end of his career as he is a young man who is just now hitting his prime. Clayton has had some success in PRCA and qualified for the National Finals Rodeo but has been trying his hand in the PBR for the past couple of years. He qualified for the PBR World Finals in 2022 and now competes with the Missouri Thunder in the PBR Team Series. Even though this is a busy time of the year, make sure to get out and catch some bull riding in your neck of the woods. It will be good for what ails you. Until next time, Terry

Humps-Horns.com · 6 · September 2022


Talking “Bull” with Brayden

Hi, my name is Brayden Hollywood Brown and I’m a Jr bull rider. Today I’m going to be continuing my series on the best practice pens. So let’s get into it. Marshall Boyce’s practice pen located out in Floresville, Texas. His pen attracts some of the best youth and adult bull riders. Those riders include Gavan Hauck, Lorenzo Lopez, Damien Krushall, Macon Tomas, Caeden Earl, Gunner Garza, Trent Boyce, Sterling Huitron, Caden Mclain, and TJ Jewell. Just to name a few, there is a lot more. Marshall owns the bulls that buck but there are a few other guys who bring bulls. Those “few other guys” bringing bulls are Rock’n H4 Bucking Bulls, Joe Mclain, and Damien Krushall. Marshal has anything from a steer to a turn back bull. Bones is a big’ol steer who just jump kicks around the pen. Good practice for the younger kids. Next you have Jelly Roll. Jelly Roll is two jumps out, around to the left and then “most of the time” back to the right around the five second mark. Jelly Roll is a outstanding bull for fourteen to sixteen year old riders. Marshall’s rankest bull is probably Clone. Clone is a big red bull with long horns and will go either way, depending on which side you buck him on.

Rock’n H4 Bucking Bulls has a little mini bull by the name of South Side. South Side just jump kicks around the pen which is perfect practice, especially for the younger age group. Sugar Booger is another sweet practice bull from Rock’n H4 Bucking Bulls. Sugar Booger is in the gate to the right with a lot of speed. This bull trys to get the rider behind to throw him out the back door. In my opinion, the best bucking bull that Rock’n H4 owns is Kodak Black. Kodak Black also goes out either side. No matter which side you buck him on he’ll be two jumps out, suck way back, and crank it with a lot of intensity in his spin. Kodak has a ton of kick and he hasn’t been ridden too many times. Practices start at 7pm on Thursday, there is a $20 per carload gate fee but no rider fee. This is one of the best South Texas practice pens hands down. Thank you for reading. I’d love to talk bulls with you. Find me on any social media @braydenhollywoodbrown. Thank you, Brayden Hollywood Brown

Humps-Horns.com · 7 · September 2022


Humps-Horns.com · 8 · September 2022


Outside the Arena with...

Justin McBride By Georgia Akers

Anyone who follows the sport of bull riding knows the name Justin McBride. World Champion Bull Rider, sports announcer, singer and now the coach of one of the PBR teams. I thought it was time to interview one of the most well-known names in our sport. Tell us about yourself I was born in Texas but grew up on a ranch in Mullen, Nebraska. Growing up, we rode anything we could get on — horses, steers you name it. My dad worked on a ranch and several of my family members rode bulls. I competed in the bareback riding and bull riding in high school rodeo, and then went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then joined the PBR when I was 19. I currently live in Whitesboro, Texas, with my wife Jill and two kids Addisen who’s 16 and Jaxsen who’s 12.

Let’s start with your bull riding career. What made you so good? I could stay on for eight seconds. I learned how to stay on them. I figured out what I needed to do physically and mentally to ride any bull that I got on. What type of training did you do to stay in shape? I didn’t do a lot early in my career. I stayed active riding horses and ranching during the week. It wasn’t until a shoulder injury that I started getting into the gym and working hard. Ty Murray showed me a lot of band exercises at the time not many guys were doing it. The bull riders have become almost rock star status with fans etc. How did you handle it? I didn’t really care too much about that. I didn’t pay too much attention to it and instead just lived my life. What bull (s) did you like to get on and why? I like to get on the short round bulls the best. That’s where you got your separation. A lot of guys can ride long round bulls very few can ride short round bulls and even fewer allow themselves to ride short round bulls.

Humps-Horns.com · 9 · September 2022


What bull did you not want to get on and why? There wasn’t any that I didn’t want to get on. There are some I knew would be harder to ride than others. But I never tried to go into it thinking “No, I don’t want that one.” When you started to think about retirement, did you have a plan? Yeah. I had about 300 head of cattle at the time and a ranch to tend to, so I was going to do that. I had been doing TV, and I knew they would probably use me on that side of things. I had just turned 29, and I had things set up to be able to quit. Did you ever think about being a stock contractor as some of the other bull riders have? No. I never had that desire. How did you transition from world champion bull rider to sports announcer? Anytime I would have an injury they would put me in the sports booth. Producers kept exposing me to it, and so it was an easy transition. It took some time to improve and get to where I could feel confident doing it.

Do you ever see yourself as being a sports announcer for some other sport? If so which one? No, I don’t think so. I would like to, but I’m not a play-by-play guy, I’m an analyst. You need to really understand the sport you’re calling to be successful, and I don’t think I have the credentials to call any other sports. What is hardest: sports announcing or being a bull rider? Why?

Did you get any training? Carlos DeMolina was one of the first producers that helped me. Craig Hummer has helped me a lot over years as well. How do you prepare before an event? A lot of pre-work goes into preparing before an event especially trying to know the bulls. I know all the guys pretty well already. When a new guy shows up you got to get to know him a little bit. Start to know their story and figure out strengths, weaknesses.

Definitely Bull rider – it’s dangerous, scary and physically demanding. None of those apply in TV. TV is still tough though, you can have a solid plan but you’re still dealing with a live animal and the plan can quickly go out the window. Are any of your children interested in western sports? What are they involved in? They like Western sports. Both Jaxsen and Addisen enjoy riding horses. Jaxsen rides steers and love to rope, but I’m not sure if he will continue riding. He wrestles, plays football and baseball and then Addisen plays softball, volleyball and runs track so they are both pretty busy with conventional sports.

Humps-Horns.com · 10 · September 2022


What is your opinion of the bulls today? There’s more good bulls today than there’s ever been. There’s always been great bulls, but there are so many 87-90 pointers today it’s not even a comparison What is your opinion of the riders today? They are fantastic athletes. It’s a lot more complicated compared to 20 & 30 years ago. A lot of information and resources that didn’t exist even when I was riding. So, it’s very easy for it to get complicated. What advice would you give a young man who wants to be a bull rider? Learn the basics and don’t ever stray from them no matter how far he goes. You are also a musician. Tell us about this career. Type of music, do you play events? I watched Rio Bravo and love the scene where they’re playing guitars in the jail cell. So one day I went to a pawn shop and bought a guitar. I really just enjoyed sitting around with my buddies having fun. That’s all I wanted to do. I met some people over the years and one thing led to another and Tim DuBois had me come to Nashville and cut a record. It wasn’t anything I ever grew up wanting to be. It was an opportunity to come play music and do what I want. It sort of snowballed into go out and play then get a song out on radio. One day I took a step back and decided it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.

You are to be the head coach of the new team the Nashville Stampede which will compete this summer culminating in a “super bowl” in November. What type of coach will you be? That’s yet to be determined. Everyone has a vision of what they want to be, but you won’t know until you start going. I have a layout on the function and the things I want to instill in our team. We’re all figuring this out together. What riders would make up your dream team? The riders that we have on the Nashville Stampede. Where do you see yourself in ten years? I don’t know. Still with my family and hoping to have something to do with bull riding.

Humps-Horns.com · 11 · September 2022


MY COWBOY HAT STILL FITS By Abe Morris

Michael Gaffney Michael Gaffney was born in July 1969 on the K.I. Air Force Base in Marquette, Michigan. This was during the height of the Vietnam War and his father was a jet fighter pilot in the Air Force. His father Robert and his mother Francis were both originally from Iowa. His mother affectionately loved horses and was a fanatic about being around them. Michael’s interest in large farm animals came strictly from his mother. When he was only two years old, his parents bought him a Shetland pony. Robert Gaffney was not around as much because he was serving his country flying two missions in the F4 Phantom jets over Vietnam. As soon as the war was over Robert retired from military service. Michael’s older brother, Terry, had become very involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and the Gaffneys had a lot of down to earth country buddies. Their neighbors, the Griffin family, lived right next door. Although Terry had some aspirations, he never became a rodeo cowboy and later on went into the construction business. Their neighbors, the Griffin family, lived right next door. There were four Griffin brothers. Shawn Griffin and Michael Gaffney would become the best of friends. The Griffins were all very

The Gaffneys purchased a motor home to haul the guys up and down the rodeo trail. The kids from New Mexico proved to be a very talented group qualifying for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rapid City, South Dakota. The team ended up in third place overall at Pueblo, Colorado three years later. They competed against other notable rodeo cowboys such as Ty Murray and Denny McClanahan. Later, Michael would attend a rough stock riding school in December 1986 taught by Tuff Hedeman, Cody Lambert and Dave Appleton. During the school he twice got on SO who would later be named Bad to the Bone after he was sold to stock contractor Mac Altizer’s Bad Company Rodeo. College rodeo coach Bob Doty was in attendance and got a first hand look at the young talent bull rider from New Mexico. After his high school graduation Gaffney enrolled at the Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. He thought it was pretty cool to have earned a rodeo scholarship awarded by the rodeo team coach Bob Doty and actually have his tuition paid so he could attend school. While still in college he went to all of the local jackpots. They competed at Charlie Thompson’s place in Lubbock, Texas on a regular basis. Michael often traveled with a young and talented bull rider named Adam Brewster. Brewster was destined to go a long way at the professional level but unfortunately was seriously injured and had his bull riding career cut short. It was an obvious choice at the time to buy his PRCA permit and go to a few rodeos. It didn’t take Gaffney very long at all to win the $1,000 in order to obtain a full fledged membership in the PRCA. He traveled with and became very close friends with Colorado City, Texas bull rider Brent Terry. They also traveled with Mark Terry who had by now become a farrier by trade.

involved in the sport of rodeo and mentored the younger Gaffney boys. Michael started out by riding steers when he was only about five years old. The first time he ever got on a steer it only lasted about two jumps. He also tried his hand at roping when he was about nine years old.

During his rookie season, Michael Gaffney only competed at about 25 rodeos and missed qualifying for the WNFR by about $3,000. Early in his bull riding career he stated that he had the most fun while traveling with world class bull riders Norman Curry, Mark Cain and Dax Lackey. Gaffney was also able to spend very valuable time and really got to know other very talented young bull riders such as Larry Williams, Buddy Reed, Philip Graf, Randall Thornton, Joey Hubbard, Brent Thurman, Bo Davis and Tom Messick just to name a few.

Gaffney developed his tough guy mentality while playing football, baseball and basketball. He was a very talented and gifted athlete but realized very early that he was never going to have the size and speed in order to excel at those sports at the next level.

Gaffney ended up qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on two different occasions. He won the average in 1991 and ended up third in the final World Standings. He successfully rode nine out of the ten bulls and the only one to get him on the

Humps-Horns.com · 12 · September 2022


ground before the whistle was the World Champion Bucking Bull of the Year #14 Skoal’s Pacific Bell (Dan Russell) in the 6th go round. Michael was on the bubble and just outside of the top 15 when arriving at the final PRCA regular season rodeo at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Mark Cain, Gaffney and Adriano Moraes all placed in the bull riding and thus qualified at the Cow Palace in order to make the final WNFR roster in 1996. Gaffney competed in the Bull Riders Only series where he was tagged with the monicker of the “G-Man” by legendary rodeo announcer and icon Bob Tallman. Way back in the day reference to a G-Man was a Government Man, detective or a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Later on Gaffney became one of the original investors of the PBR who each put up a $1,000 seed money investment which proved to be one of the biggest returns in the history of Wall Street. G-Man qualified for the PBR Finals nine times and was crowned the PBR World Champion in 1997. Some of the most memorable moments in Gaffney’s PBR career was successfully riding Little Yellow Jacket on two different occasions. Little Yellow Jacket a three time Bucking Bull of the Year who was owned by Joe and Nevada Berger and was one of the all-time great bucking bulls in the PBR history. Gaffney retired from the PBR and fulltime competition in 2005. He had previously dabbled as a television commentator at various PBR events alongside Brett Haber. He worked as an analyst from 2005 - 2010.

debut and kicked off the 2022 season on July 25th and July 26th to a packed house and very boisterous and raucous crowd at the World Famous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The action packed rides and excitement were very thrilling at “the Daddy of ‘em All.” Without a doubt, the enthusiastic fans got their money’s worth and were treated to a first class production and performance. There are currently eight franchises located in different cities. Gaffney’s team is the Austin Gamblers. They were fortunate enough to be awarded the very first pick in the draft in May and selected two time PBR World Champion bull rider Jose Vitor Leme who without a doubt is one of the most heralded and talented bull riders of all time. Michael “G-Man” Gaffney has been fortunate enough to have had a very successful and standout career as a top notch professional bull rider. Now he has been blessed to be put into a position where he can coach, encourage and give back to the current professional bull riders who are on tour and will continue to have a lasting legacy to the next generation of young bull riders. Reflecting back on his life and career G - Man said, “My 14 year old son Marek is a soccer player and I’m blessed as a father because he chose “not” to ride bulls. For myself, it’s all I ever wanted to do. I’m a fortunate person who married my best friend and soul mate 35 years ago. Robyn has helped me raise two beautiful kids, win a world championship, and has been by my side throughout every injury and surgery. Somewhere in there, she had her own career practicing medicine. I now find myself with the rewarding task of coaching young professionals, a storybook ending to a sport that has given me so much.”

Afterwards, Michael slowly drifted away from the limelight until he was inducted into the PBR Ring of Honor in November 2005 along side of 1973 PRCA World Champion bull rider Bobby Steiner. He was inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2021. The Gaffneys purchased a place in Corrales, New Mexico and he settled down and became a family man. Gaffney had been very involved in the construction business buying and renovating houses and then flipping them back on the market to prospective home buyers. Michael has been married to Robyn for 32 years who is a professional pathologist. His son Marek who is now age 14 and daughter Destin 19 keep him pretty busy with all of their individual sports activities. Gaffney was selected as a head coach for the inaugural season of the PBR team championships which had their

Gaffney’s 96.5-point ride on Little Yellow Jacket in Nampa, Idaho, in 2004 was tied for the highest-scored bull ride in PBR history. It was a record that stood for 17 years until it was broken by Jose Vitor Leme twice within four months late in the 2021 season when Leme went for 97.75 points and then 98.75 points on Woopaa. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStock Media.

Humps-Horns.com · 13 · September 2022


Inspiration Point by Keno Shrum

Do Not Be Anxious About Anything Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 Life gives us opportunities to enjoy calm and peacefulness. Life also gives us opportunities to be anxious. We can grow anxious when sickness comes—especially when sickness might lead to death. We can also feel anxious when we run out of money for food or for our monthly bills. Relationships can create times of anxiety when tempers flare and anger burns. I remember a dark, cold, windy night when I had to walk along a lightless street to get home. I was frightened by all kinds of shifting shadows. I raced down the middle of that street as fast as I could till I was safely home. What do you become anxious about? I heard a good sermon recently about a correlation between anxiety and prayer. When we are anxious, we can turn to the One who is aware of all our circumstances and who will meet us in our times of anxiety. To him we pray, thanking him for who he is and telling him our anxieties. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Being still gives us time to discern God and his love. I repeat the word “Father” over and over until I am at peace with God my Father. Then anxiety has its rightful place; it is in his hands, not mine. The peace of God awaits those whose hearts are set on God. Father, Father, Father, you are God, and I am your child. Draw me to yourself today and always, helping me trust that I can leave my anxiety with you. Amen. Guest article submitted by HNH reader.

Humps-Horns.com · 14 · September 2022


Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups INGREDIENTS • 8 lasagne noodles • 2 cups chicken, (cooked and shredded) • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded For Garlic Alfredo Sauce: • ¼ cup butter • 2 cups heavy whipping cream • 4 oz cream cheese • ½ tsp garlic, minced • 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp Italian seasoning • ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp pepper • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water and lay them on a paper towel to remove excess water. In a medium saucepan add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Line the bottom of the 9×13-inch pan with 1 cup of the alfredo sauce. Spread 2 tablespoons of the alfredo sauce over each noodle. Take the shredded chicken and spread evenly over each noodle and top with about 3 tablespoons shredded cheese. Carefully roll up each lasagne noodle and place seam side down in the prepared pan. Repeat.

Submitted by Jacob L. - Fairfield, OH

Once they are all in the pan, pour the remaining alfredo sauce over the top and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is bubbly.

Send us your favorite recipe to bullnews@humps-horns.com

Humps-Horns.com · 15 · September 2022


Bull Riding Always in the Cards for

Clayton Sellars By Barbara Pinnella

Photos by Andrea Kaus/ Chaos Graphics

Young gun Clayton Sellars admitted that he really never had a doubt about what he wanted to be, mainly due to his family influence. He followed in the footsteps of some of his family members to walk, or should I say ride, down the rodeo trail. His father, Brady, rode bulls as did other members of his immediate family. “I feel bad that I can’t really pinpoint what drove me there. It wasn’t just a one-day decision kind of thing. I was born into it, lived in it, decided I enjoyed it, and kept doing it. My dad is a cattleman and my uncle and grandpa are cowboys, so I just grew up as a cowboy kid.

“We did everything that went with that. We rode horses, we were working cows, and we were riding colts or getting on bulls for fun. All that turned into something that I was good at and I was having fun. I got a rodeo scholarship to Western Texas College. That’s when I started getting serious and the switch was flipped. I stepped into the pros when I turned 18 and had a lot of success right off the bat. That really lit a fire.” In high school, Clayton did get on some bareback horses and some saddle broncs. Truth be told, he loved it. He told us that bronc riding was probably his favorite event that he didn’t do. “But at that point I was already in high school and was a pretty

Humps-Horns.com · 16 · September 2022


talented bull rider. I really didn’t want to do the whole learning curve thing again with bronc riding. So I thought I would just continue on with the bull riding and try to light the world on fire. My rookie year in the PRCA was 2018. I went to the NFR three times, and from there stepped into the PBR.” Clayton explained some of the differences that he found between the two organizations. “In the PRCA everybody’s kind of spread out. There are some extremely, extremely talented bull riders in the PRCA, and some really tough bucking bulls there as well. But on one weekend, those top bull riders and bulls might be spread out between six different places. “But here in the PBR we are in the same place at the same time every single week. You don’t get a break. In the PRCA there were some times where you got cut some slack, but that’s not how it is here in the PBR.” There have been many thoughts on the team format that the PBR is implementing for most of the year. Some really like it, while others hate it, feeling it is an individual sport. Many however, are kind of taking a step back, watching and waiting to see what happens. But Clayton was not one of those on the fence. “I love the team format, it’s major league sports! It has brought us into the same picture as the MLB, the NFL, the NHL. It makes us feel that way as bull rid- “But realistically, if I didn’t go down the bull riding path, I ers, like we’re in a major league game; like we’re doing what we would probably be racing dirt bikes and doing motocross right now. Yeah, that is probably what I would be doing, because do at the highest level. when I was 10 or 11, I was racing dirt bikes then, and that was “We were doing that beforehand, too”, he added. “But with this, everything I wanted to do. So I feel if I didn’t make that switch as bull riders, all of our talent and energy is all self-manufac- to bull riding at that young age, I would be racing those bikes. tured. But when you put five of us together, it’s quite insane. I “I do have a dirt bike, and kick it around through town quite a wish everyone could feel it.” bit. But on my days off I ride reining cow horses for a trainer in Clayton did agree that for the diehard PBR fans, it might take Visalia, California, so I spend lots of time riding horses at their a bit of time, but he also believes that all great things do take place. I do have three or four days off a week, so I spend pretty much every day riding 2-year-olds for them.” time. “I think that this is doing everything good for the sport. I do When asked what else he would like to say, Clayton got a bit believe that they are onto something with this team league. I philosophical about his chosen profession. think we are just going up from here.” “I think about what made me have even the slightest bit of sucThere are a lot of things that interest Clayton; he is not one- cess in this sport, and it always comes back to that moment dimensional. He is somewhat captured by the thought of being when I made the decision and started dreaming every day. I started thinking what the possibilities would be if I did this or a fighter pilot. He loves playing football and baseball. that. And slowly it just became a reality. Humps-Horns.com · 17 · September 2022


“Three years ago, I was just dreaming about this. And here I am today. It just rolls into the reality at some point if you just keep it in your head long enough. So I would tell a kid that might want to be a bull rider, or anything else they really want, just dream big and hold onto it. That’s what I want the young kids to know; just hold onto it and go after it with everything you have!”

And congratulations are in order. Clayton is single, but that will not be the case for much longer. He is set to become a married man in November. Keep your eyes on this very personable young man. He has all of the talent and determination to make it to the top, and it will be fun to watch his star rise. Humps N Horns wishes him continued success!

Sellars being congratulated by his team, the Missouri Thunder, after a successful ride in Anaheim, CA.

Humps-Horns.com · 18 · September 2022


By Kelly B. Robbins

Dr. Ed LeTourneau Meet Ed LeTourneau. Ed is a four-time NSPRA (National Senior Pro Rodeo Association) World Champion bull rider and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He has a passion for the “toughest sport on dirt” and has led quite a full cowboy life. The last time he climbed on a bucking bull and nodded for the chute to open, he was 64 years old! Now at 87 years old, he still helps out at the veterinary hospital in Madera, California. And Ed continues to be passionate about bull riding and gives back to the sport by holding a weekly bull riding clinic for kids 8-18 years-old at Jerry Brown’s Toro Bravo Arena in Fresno. “We teach these kids the right moves,” Ed shared. “When they learn the right moves, and their muscles are trained for the right moves, they can practice the right way. This increases their chances of staying on board for the eight seconds and lessens their chances of getting hurt. It is important for these kids to learn the right moves from someone that knows them and can teach them. They need to learn the right moves from the right people. We have a teaching time and then a riding time. We provide calves, steers, small bulls, and regular bulls.”

Ranch as hands. Ray started riding bulls at the ranch, and then at local rodeos. Ed, four years younger than Ray and wanting to keep up with his big brother, started riding calves and steers and competed in his first rodeo when he was 13. He and Ray continued to ride bulls at local events during high school. Ed was an all-around athlete in high school, playing football, wrestling, and running track. He went on to put himself through eight years of college on his rodeo earnings, competing in the NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) and the RCA (Rodeo Cowboys Association, the forerunner of the PRCA). He went to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and could often be seen studying behind the chutes. “I would take notes in class, and then put those notes onto

“I tell these young bull riders that if they don’t have a passion for bull riding, they might as well go on home and do something else,” Ed explained. “You have to have a passion for it to stick with it and be successful. You have to have the right frame of mind to keep it going.” Ed was inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame in Fort Worth this past May. “That was really special,” Ed said. “It was special because it’s like your colleagues vote on you. It was a big honor.” He was also inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in 2016. Ed grew up in Stockton and Oakdale, California. As youngsters, Ed and his older brother Ray worked for their uncle raising cutting steers, then began working on the U-3

Humps-Horns.com · 19 · September 2022


At one point, Ed worked as a vet for Wes Ibrahimi at Humpz N Hornz Bucking Bulls in LeGrand, California. “What’s cool about Doc,” Wes shared, “is he was riding bulls and studying to be a vet at the same time! He went to the first NFR in 1959, and now at 87 years old, he is the only bull rider from that first NFR still alive. And he rode bulls until he was over 60 years old! He is a phenomenal guy!” In 1981, Ed was contacted because they needed bull riders for the NSPRA (National Senior Pro Rodeo Association). Ed rode two bulls and won third place. He rode in several rodeos that year. “In 1989, my friend and fellow bull rider Ronny “Punch” Rawson asked me to join the NSPRA and give him some competition,” Ed said. “I rode in 1990, but I pulled my groin muscle. I was too heavy and out of shape. So, I went to the gym and started working out and went on to win four NSPRA Bull Riding Championships, from 1991 through 1994!” Dr. Ed’s legacy will long impact the sport that he loves. He and his wife, Frankie, make their home in Madera, California. He concluded our interview with some profound words of wisdom. “Bull riding is easy…if you make the right moves at the right time!” Photos provided courtesy of the LeTourneau Family.

cards,” Ed revealed. “Then I would take those cards with me and study wherever I was. Most bull riders were riding to win championships. I was riding to make enough money to get through vet school. My best years bull riding were actually while I was in school. Bull riding treated me good. I earned enough money to pay my expenses and go to college.” “One of my biggest thrills was going to the first NFR (PRCA National Finals Rodeo) at the Dallas State Fairgrounds in 1959,” Ed disclosed. “I came in second place in the bull riding. My most memorable moment was the week I won Calgary, then went to Salinas and came in second. I won $5,000 that week!” Ed traveled with rodeo and bull riding champion Larry Mahan after recovering from an injury in 1964. “Larry asked me if I would like to travel with him in his airplane. I did that for about a year and a half. Larry Mahan is my good friend forever!” Ed retired from bull riding in 1967 and went into practice in his hometown of Oakdale, working on two big horse farms. In 1971, Oakdale held its 100th anniversary rodeo. Ed decided he really wanted to enter the bull riding, even though he hadn’t ridden bulls for four years. He entered the bull riding and won the event! Humps-Horns.com · 20 · September 2022


Humps-Horns.com · 21 · September 2022


August 20th, 2022 Glen Rose, TX

Derby #

Del Bull Name

Contractor

J1. M. KIMBRO

J2. B.W.BUSBEE

Score

22

22

44

21.75

21.75

43.5

1

914

L

Mo Money

Lidgard / Scalco

2

9406

L

9406

Lyndal Hurst

3

9819

L

9819

Lyndal Hurst

21.75

21.5

43.25

4

59G

L

Black Terror

Dieckman Cattle / Guidry Land & Cattle

21.25

21

42.25

August 20th, 2022 Glen Rose, TX

TBBA Futurity #

Del Bull Name

Contractor

J1. M. KIMBRO

Earnings $

900.00

Score

J2. B.W.BUSBEE

Earnings

1

41

L

41

4P / Shumaker / 2X

22.75

22.5

45.25

$ 1,290.00

2

083

R

Aeries

Bear Bucking Bulls / Twisted Horns Cattle Co.

22.5

22.25

44.75

$

990.00

3

J&L 173

R

Hunker Down

J&L / 2H

22.25

22

44.25

$

720.00

4/5

077

L

Hot Cheetah

5AR Cattle Co / Jones

22.5

21.5

44

4/5

015

R

Hiding in the Bushes

Lane Cormier

21.75

22.25

44

6

2H 03

L

King George

Daniels Cattle Company / 2H

21.75

22

43.75

7

0816

L

Smoke Show

Lidgard / Flip'em Off Buck'en Bulls

21.25

21.75

43

8

84

R

Red Rum

Tomaski Rodeo / SS Buckers / Lazy A Hole

21

21.75

42.75

9

21H

L

21H

Twisted Horns Cattle Co. / Jullian Cattle Co

20.75

21.25

42

10

017

Lyndal Hurst

20.5

20.75

41.25

11

00

Harris / Works

20.5

19.5

40

12

L

017

Texas 85 Futurity R

Holyfield

324H

R

JoJo

13

84H

#

August 20th, 2022 Glen Rose, TX

Milan Cattle Co

19

84H

Del Bull Name

R

Contractor

1 14

JL 120163

MaterNights L R Straight

Hookin H Bucking Bulls B&L Cattle

15 2

086 2020

R R Brett's 2020Silver Eagle

/ Futrell / 2X 4PBour / Shumaker

3

033

R

Capt Awesome

Champ Camp Cattle / 2H

21.5

4/5

2003

L

Train Station

Wayne Wade / @The Bull Pen

4/5

21

R

21

6

27

L

7

016

8

Doug & Heather Stubbs / BS Cattle Co.

J1. M. KIMBRO

18.5

19.5

J2. B.W.BUSBEE

19.5

38.5

Score

Earnings

38

21.5 18.5

21.25 19.25

42.25* 37.75

$

775.00

21 0

21 0

420

$

595.00

21.75

41.75*

$

430.00

22

21.5

41.5*

Harris / Works

20.75

20.75

41.5

27

8-K Bucking Bulls

20.75

19.5

40.25

R

Apache Star

Dieckman Cattle / Diamond M

19.75

18.5

38.25

08

R

Woody

S&M Cattle Co.

19

19

38

9

820

R

Diablo

KL3 Bucking Bulls / Marshall Boyce

18.5

19.25

37.75

10

029

L

029

Lane Cormier

18.75

18

36.75

11

032

R

032

Lane Cormier

17.75

18.75

36.5

12

031

R

031

Lane Cormier

17

17.5

34.5

! m E ‘ k c u B Let’s

*Texas 85 Slide Penalty

For more information, please visit www.texasbuckingbullassociation.com

Humps-Horns.com · 22 · September 2022


August 20th, 2022 Glen Rose, TX

Pre-Futurity #

Del Bull Name

Contractor

J1. M. KIMBRO

J2. B.W.BUSBEE

Score

Earnings

1

2H 12

R

Daniel Boone

2H / J&L

22.25

22.25

44.5

$ 1,445.00

2

16

R

3B / KL 16

Keller / Burks

21.75

22

43.75

$

1,180.00

3/4

118

L

118

GT Bucking Bulls

21.5

21.75

43.25

$

722.50

3/4

212

L

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Ricky Peterson / @The Bull Pen

21.75

21.5

43.25

$

722.50

5/6

114

R

El Guapo

Tomaski Rodeo / Triem Bulls

21.5

21.5

43

$

152.50

5/6

211

L

211

4P / Klores / 2X Buckin Bulls

21.25

21.75

43

$

152.50

7/8

J&L 199

R

The Prophet

J&L / 2H

21.25

21.25

42.5

7/8

421

L

Milk Man

Ricky Peterson / @The Bull Pen

21.25

21.25

42.5

9

21-31

R

21-31

Robinson Bucking Bulls / 2H

21

21.25

42.25

10

39J

L

Flyin Hoss

21

21

42

11

43TexasR 8743Futurity

Pro Genetics Cattle Co Glen/ Alvarez Rose,/ BSTX

20.75

20.5

41.25

20.5

41 Score 41 43.5 40.75 43.5 40 43.25* 39.5 43* 39.5 42.75 39 42.5 38.75

12/13

13 # 12/13 113K 1/2 2003 14 B141 1/2 092 15 125 3 016 16/17 J&L 188 4 077 16/17 JJJ102 5 84 18 136 6 205 19/20 181 7 620 19/20 L51

8 21 22 9 23 10 24 11 25

074 44

L Del L L R R R L R L L R R LR

August 20th, 2022

Flying W & Lidgard

Renegade Flying G Bucking Bulls Bull Name Contractor 113K Shelley Starnes - Starnes Cattle Train Station Wayne Wade / @The Bull Pen Starscream Buddy Lusk - 4L Cattle Co Unsupervised Domebeck / Grimes Shot of Rum Tomaski Rodeo / Rocking G Bucking Bulls 016 Lyndal Hurst Pookie J&L / 2H Hot Cheetah 5AR Cattle Co / Jones JJJ102 Milan Cattle Co Red Rum Tomaski Rodeo / SS Buckers / Lazy A Hole Eighter from Decatur Lidgard / Scalco 205 4P / Klores Buckin Bulls KL Kemosabe Keller // 2X Burks

Reece's LL Ruby RedPet

B&L Cattle Cody South

Good Friday RL 44

OgdenFlying / Twisted Horns Cattle Co. W & Lidgard

123 LR 123 19 Flower 2H 13 L HawkEye 820 R Diablo 2H 1 L Spotless 012Women's L 012 Futurity 02 L Warthog 35 L Work Release # Del Bull Name

20.5

J1. M. KIMBRO

August 20th, 2022 Bucking Bulls WorksGT / Harris Glen Rose, TX

2H Buckin' KL3 Bucking BullsBullz / Marshall Boyce 2H Buckin' Bullz Lyndal Hurst Bobby Peterson / @The Bull Pen 8-K Bucking Bulls Contractor

19.75 22 20 21.75 19.75 22 18.75 22.5 20.25 21 19 21.25 19.25

21 19.75

J2. B.W.BUSBEE

21.25 21.5 20.75 21.75 20.25 21.75 20.75 21.5 19.25 21.75 20 21.25 19.5

19.75 19.5

20.75 19 21.25 19

19.5 18.75 19 18.5

18.75 19.75 18.5 19.25

$627.50 $395.00

41.75 38.75 41 38.5

38.25 38.5 37.5 37.75

$

540.00

43.75

$

360.00

1

25

L

25

8-K Bucking Bulls

201

R

Flaming Abdul

Savanah Saxton / Hoofstock Genetics

22

18.75 17 0

21.75

3

07

R

Shoot the Moon

Storie Sharp / S&M Cattle Co.

21.5

21.5

43

4

005

L

Big Trouble

Shelley Starnes - Starnes Cattle

20

20.75

40.75

5/6

754h

R

754h

Dieckman Cattle / Diamond M

18.25

19

37.25

5/6

037

R

Blonde Bomb

Mason Bucking Bulls / Patterson / Skye Wright

18.5

18.75

37.25

Saturday, September 17th Springtown, TX - Wall Street Ranch Entries open Monday, September 5th & CLOSE @ 8 PM Wednesday, September 14th

$627.50

36.25 35 0 0 J1. M. KIMBRO J2. B.W.BUSBEE Score *Texas 87 Slide Penalty 22.5 22.5 45 17.5 18 0

2

UPCOMING EVENTS

Earnings

Earnings

Saturday, October 8th Glen Rose, TX - Somervell County Expo Center Entries open Monday, September 26th & CLOSE @ 8 PM Wednesday, October 5th 2022 TBBA Finals Glen Rose, TX - Somervell County Expo Center Entries open Monday, October 10th & CLOSE @ 8 PM Wednesday, October 19th

Humps-Horns.com · 23 · September 2022


Keyshawn Whitehorse helps his team, the Arizona Ridge Riders, earn a victory at the PBR Team Series Nashville Stampede Days. Photo provided courtesy of Andy Watson / BullStock Media.

Humps-Horns.com · 24 · September 2022


WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

8/22

6-9pm

608-412-0799

Assn/Event

BULL RIDING EVENTS SEPTEMBER Sep 1

Killdeer, ND

Sep 1

Mineral Point, WI

Sep 2-3

Dickinson, ND

Sep 2-4

Sebeka, MN

PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Broncs, & Bares $3,000

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

$13,000

8/22

4-8pm

651-248-2663

NFPB

Sep 3

Wingate, NC

Sep 3

Fonda, IA

Sep 3

Ellensburg, WA

Sep 3

Mountain Grove, MO

Sep 3-4

Belton, TX

Sep 4

Plymouth, WI

Sep 6

Window Rock, AZ

Sep 6

Unionville, MO

Sep 7

Lewiston, ID

Sep 9

Tonganoxie, KS

Sep 9

Arlington, MN

Sep 9

Kinmundy, IL

Sep 9-10

Kennewick, WA

PBR Challenger Series

Sep 9-10

Albuquerque, NM

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Stan Stegall Memorial Bulls / Ranch Broncs

$250

8/23

8am-5pm

641-784-6024

T&C Rodeo Company PRCA Xtreme Bulls

$1,500

8/22

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

$5,000

8/29

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour PBR Challenger Series

$3,000

8/23

8am

816-215-3391

NFPB PRCA Xtreme Bulls

$2,000

8/29

6pm

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series

$1,500

$2,000*

9/5

8/29

5-9pm

5pm

618-267-1782

NFPB

Sep 9-10

Eureka, MO

Sep 9-11

Winston-Salem, NC

Sep 10

Fort Gibson, OK

$1,500

TBA

6pm

660-441-3088

Sep 10

Brainerd, MN

$2,500

8/29

6pm

501-318-7758 txt

Sep 10

Osakis, MN

$5,000

9/5

5-9pm

320-226-1487

Sep 10

Bandera, TX

Sep 12-13

Pendleton, OR

PRCA Xtreme Bulls Finale

Sep 16-17

Nebraska City, NE

Bullriders of America

573-823-2569 txt NFPB

PBR Team Series

Mon prior

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour NFPB

830-777-7129 txt IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

email: bred2buck@gmail.com

Humps-Horns.com · 25 · September 2022


WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Sep 16-18

Oklahoma City, OK

Sep 17

Waterloo, IL

Sep 17

Lewisville, TX

Sep 17

Carmi, IL

$2,000

9/5

5pm

Sep 17

Wahpeton, ND

$5,000

9/12

5-9pm

Sep 17

Stockton, CA

Call-In #

/

Assn/Event PBR Team Series

pm

Tuff Hedeman Breakout Series PBR Challenger Series 573-823-2569 txt NFPB

320-226-1487

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

Sep 23-24

Lakeland, FL

Sep 23-24

Minot, ND

PBR Challenger Series

Sep 23-24

Oklahoma City, OK

PRCA Xtreme Bulls & Broncs

Sep 23-24

Marshfield, WI

Sep 23-25

Ridgedale, MO

Sep 24

Belle, MO

Sep 24-25

Fairfax, VA

$10,000

EC 9/1

863-660-2710

$10,000

501-318-7758 txt

$100k Ultimate Team Challenge

BRI / Rice Bull Riding Tour Finals PBR Team Series

$5,000

9/12

6-9pm

417-924-3591

NFPB PBR Challenger Series

Sep 25

Springfield, IL

$3,000

9/18

6-10pm

573-470-5888

NFPB

Sep 25

New Braunfels, TX

$5,000

Mon prior

Call/txt

281-684-2477

Backyard Bull Riders Fall Series

Sep 28

Fort Smith, AR

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Sep 30

Nephi, UT

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Sep 30

Pasadena, TX

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Oct 1

Ruidoso, NM

PBR Challenger Series

Oct 1

Yakima, WA

Oct 1-2

Marietta, GA

Oct 7

Columbus, OH

PBR Challenger Series

Oct 7-9

Fort Worth, TX

PBR Team Series

Oct 7-9

Waco, TX

PRCA Permit Finals

Oct 8

Lincoln, NE

PBR Challenger Series

Oct 8

Kinmundy, IL

Oct 8

Jackson, MS

Oct 14-16

Glendale, AZ

Oct 15-16

Cumming, GA

Oct 19

Liberty, TX

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Oct 21-22

Bismarck, ND

PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Broncs, & Bares

Oct 22

Tyler, TX

PBR Challenger Series

Oct 22

Phoenix, AZ

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Oct 22-23

Aiken, SC

Oct 29

Midland, TX

Oct 29

Osseo, MI

OCTOBER

Oct31-Nov3 Ladson, SC

PBR Challenger Series $3,000

$1,500

9/26

10/3

4pm

5-9pm

864-682-9578

618-267-1782

American BullRiders Tour

NFPB PRCA Xtreme Bulls PBR Team Series

$3,600

10/10

4pm

864-682-9578

864-682-9578

American BullRiders Tour

$3,000

10/17

4pm

American BullRiders Tour

$1,000

Mon prior

6-8pm

$5,200

10/24

4pm

864-682-9578

American BullRiders Tour

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

PRCA Xtreme Bulls 517-260-0492 txt NFPB (every Sat - Apr 15, 2023)

YOUTH BULL RIDING EVENTS SEPTEMBER Sep 3

Eastland, TX

Humps-Horns.com · 26 · September 2022


WHERE’S THE BEEF? *-Added Money Amount Is For Each Night Information Subject to Change Without Notice Date

Location

Added $

Open

Time

Call-In #

Assn/Event

Sep 10

Decatur, TX

Mon-Thur

940-453-2364 / 817-296-4766 Cowboy Youth Bull Riders Assoc.

Sep 10

Bandera, TX

Mon prior

txt 830-777-7129 IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Sep 17

Decatur, TX

9/12-15

Sep 17

Mt. Pleasant, TX

Sep 24

Whitney, TX

940-453-2364 / 817-296-4766 CYBR Texas vs Oklahoma Chuteout

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

Sun-Thur prior 6-9pm

254-715-7402

Central Texas Junior Bullriders Finals

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series

OCTOBER Oct 1

Carthage, TX

Oct 3-8

Mesquite, TX

EC 9/19

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

Oct 8

Bandera, TX

Mon prior

Oct 22

Tyler, TX

saddlebook.com

WCMB World Finals

txt 830-777-7129 IMBA/ Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Tue 9am-Thu 9pm

903-754-1034

Built God Tough Roughstock Series Finals

661-346-9169

ABBI Sanctioned

BUCKING BULL EVENTS SEPTEMBER Sep 3

Bakersfield, CA

Sep 3-4

Ft. Lupton, CO

Sep 4

Erick, OK

Sep 9

Tonganoxie, KS

Sep 10

Fort Gibson, OK

Sep 10

Lloydminister, Canada

Sep 10

Kendallville, IN

Sep 10

Elko, NV

EC 8/27 8/20-27

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned

580-819-0628

ABBI Sanctioned

9/6

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams

TBA

660-441-3088

Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Teams

780-872-8667

ABBI Sanctioned

478-960-6432

ABBI Sanctioned

$10,000

9/3

ABBI Sanctioned / WSBBA

Sep 10

Duncan, OK

8/22-9/2

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned / EBC Finale

Sep 16-17

Mt. Orab, OH

9/9

513-256-1225

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 17

Sandstone, MN

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned / Champion Series Finale

Sep 23-24

Texarkana, TX

abbireg.com

ABBI Sanctioned

Sep 24

Brownwood, TX

Sep 24

Fredonia, PA

9/5-12

432-296-0671

ABBI Sanctioned/ Ultimate Team Challenge

9/12-18

9a-5p

724-421-5601

ABBI Sanctioned / Kevin Shamblin

10/1

Call / txt

478-960-6432

ABBI Sanctioned

209-347-7305

ABBI Sanctioned

OCTOBER Oct 8

Kendallville, IN

Oct 8

Merced, CA

9/5-23

Subscribe today online or by phone www.humps-horns.com 325-500-BULL (2855)

Humps-Horns.com · 27 · September 2022


CLASSIFIEDS Practice Pens

Practice Pens

PISGAH, AL - TIM COX, TCB, ANYTIME, CALL FIRST, 256-996-9426

JACKSONVILLE, NC - Aleck Barnard, Elite Cowboy Rodeo Assoc., Onslow Rodeo Arena, 6pm Every Other Sunday, Call First, 910-381-8597

NEW MARKET, AL - EC Hunt, 5:30pm Sun., 256-683-8169 BATESVILLE, AR - James Bechdoldt, Anytime, Call First, 870-307-9923 CONWAY, AR - Mark Lindsey, Ride & Shine Cattle Company, Anytime, Call First, 501-730-4557 ELFRIDA, AZ - D Davis Bucking Bulls, 4pm Sat., Call First, 520-642-3737 LINCOLN, CA - B Bar Ranch, B Bar Indoor Arena, Rain or Shine, All Rough Stock, 916-206-4059 MARYSVILLE, CA - PacWest, 5pm Wed., Steers & Bulls, Call First, 530-751-6643 FRESNO, CA - Toro Bravo Arena, Thur. by appt., Call First, 559-577-2445 ELIZABETH, CO - Tuff Garcia, Tuff E Nuff, 6pm Mon., Rain or Shine, 970-846-0788 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - Tuff E Nuff, 6pm Wed., Apr-Nov., 970-846-6828/3354 ALDEN, IA - Circle C Rodeo, 6pm Wed., Rain or Shine, Call for alternate dates 641-373-3625

Do You Have a Livestock Layover or Practice Pen? List it for FREE in the Classifieds.

WOODBINE, IA - Tom & Kristina Kelley, every Sun. (weather permitting). Beginner - rank bulls. Call 712-5922493

Call our office at 325-500-BULL (2855)

KENDALLVILLE, IN - B Bar A Bucking Bulls, Heidi Speicher, 7pm Every Thur, Call First, 260-564-5864/Troy

For More Information on listing your facilities

JACKSONVILLE, IL - Lazy C Rodeo, 10am-3pm Sun., Rain or shine, Call First, 217-245-8280

Humps-Horns.com · 28 · September 2022

CHANDLER, OK - JAM Bulls, 2pm Sun., 7pm Wed., Call First, 405-570-9010 SOPER/HUGO, OK - RBL Rodeo Bulls, Anytime with 4-6 hour notice, Rain or Shine, 307-461-1741 EAGLEVILLE, TN - BF Cattle Company, 2pm Sun., Jackpot, Call First, 615-336-4313 EMORY, TX - Oakes & Greene’s, 7pm Wed., 903-348-8630 LORENA, TX - Rocking S Ranch, Tue., Jackpot, Call First, 254-716-0779 MANSFIELD, TX - JC Knapp Ranch, 4pm Sun/6pm Wed., $5 at the gate to ride as many as you want, 817-223-3692 SIMMS, TX - Wilburn Bucking Bulls, 7pm Every Other Thur., 903-543-3025 PETROLIA, TX - Norris Dalton, 7pm Wed., 940-733-3020 DECATUR, TX - Cullen Calame, Denton Creek Farms, Call First, 940-393-3730 NOCONA, TX - 4x Arena, Call First, 501-944-1907 NOCONA, TX - Locke Bucking Bulls, Call First, 940-872-0733 WILLS POINT, TX - Austin Arena Bulls, Barrels, & Poles. $10 per ride/run or $25 for all you can ride. Bulls for all ages. 214-7265799

Livestock Layovers BATESVILLE, AR - James Bechdoldt, White River Rodeo, 870-307-9923 RAYMOND, IL - Randy Littrell, Shop Creek Cattle, 217-556-0551


CLASSIFIEDS Livestock Layovers MARYSVILLE, KS - Gary Hershey, 4H Bucking Bulls and Marysville Sale Barn, Call First, 785-292-4952 LAKE CHARLES, LA - Keith Strickland, Deep South Rodeo Genetics, 337-304-1493 SALEM, MO - Hwy 32 & 72, Salem Livestock Auction, 573-729-8880 HELENA, MT - Jim Horne, Bull Horne Ranch, 406-459-5706 FERNLEY, NV - Nathan Pudsey, Circle P Bucking Bulls, 775-750-2168 CLAYTON, NM - Justin Keeth, Lazy J 3 Bucking Bulls, 575-447-0877 BETHESDA, OH - 15 Miles off I-70, TCB Ranch, 304-281-4530 SOPER/HUGO, OK - RBL Rodeo Bulls, Anytime with 4-6 hours notice, 307-461-1741

Livestock Schools Layovers

BOX ELDER, SD - Gus “Duane” Aus, Lazy Heart O Ranch, 605-923-3426

GARY LEFFEW BULL RIDING SCHOOL

BUCHANAN, TN - Parsons & Milam 731-642-8346 CLARKSVILLE, TX - Brian Agnew, BA Livestock, 903-669-9189 DUBLIN, TX - Mike Godfrey, Godfrey 4X Cattle, 817-235-2852 MANSFIELD, TX - JC Knapp Ranch, JC Knapp Rodeo, 817-223-3692 MIDLAND, TX - Ted Norton, Norton Bucking Bulls, 432-413-8433 DECATUR, TX - Cullen Calame, Denton Creek Farms, 940-393-3730

Free bull riding tips on Facebook at Gary Leffew Bullriders Only. 14 World Champions and counting! Learn the guru’s winning techniques: Bull riding drills and mental tricks for a smokin’ hot career! FMI and to register for school, visit

WINNERS RODEO SUPPLY - Gary Leffews Dare to Be Great DVD $45.00 or I am Hot DVD $35.00-free shipping. Also some remaining Hotman and Lostroh bullropes plus all other bullriding gear. Gold Buckle Rodeo Supply rodeo@wk.net 320-328-4000 Dealers wanted !! RENOWNED HIGH QUALITY BULL ROPE DickCarrBullRopes.com, PO Box 18, Elk City, OK. 73648, 1-580-225-3208, Be Blessed.

www.garyleffewsbullridingworld.com

2022 Schedule Sept 16-18 Lakeview, MI Sept 24-25 Greenville, TX Oct 22-23 Greenville, TX Oct 28-30 Panguitch, UT Nov 23-27 Greenville, TX

SIMMS, TX - Near I-30 Texarkana, Wilburn Bucking Bulls, 863-381-2799 CHEYENNE, WY - Floyd & Ann Thomas, TTnT Ranch, 307-778-8806

Miscellaneous

Your Ad Could Be Here! Call 325-500-2855 for more details

Humps-Horns.com · 29 · September 2022

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY BULLROPES Raymond Branch, Custom Braider Maker of World, NFR, & PBR Champion Bullropes Strictly custom-braided to your specifications. (928) 289-9611 www.mypqb.com


Western Wanderings a cowboy’s viewpoint I like to view the sky at night When the stars are bold and bright And the morning view is fine as well When the sun first peeks into sight But the view that really warms my heart Is the view astride my horse To gaze upon this beautiful land Framed between his ears of course! The view of distant snow-capped peaks Seems especially grand Or the sight of a faraway river As it winds its way through the land Prairie grass blowing in the wind Stirs something down deep inside And my cattle grazing the pasture Fills me up with pride The ranchin’, ropin’, ridin’ life Is how I’ll spend my years This cowboy’s viewpoint is the best Framed by my horse’s ears

By Kelly B. Robbins