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The Pickup Artist

May 2, 2012
The Pickup Artist by johnchamilton
The Pickup Artist, a photo by johnchamilton on Flickr.

The pickup man is the rodeo cowboy’s best friend. In the bareback and bronco riding events, when the eight-second ride is over, sometimes the horse just keeps on bucking, or heads in the wrong direction away from the exit. The pickup man swoops in, helping transfer the cowboy safely off the runaway horse. It’s a dangerous moment. Pickup men have great timing, experience, and guts.

Bareback riding action from the 2011 Hamel Rodeo, Corcoran, MN. Thanks for visiting, friends!

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  1. May 4, 2012 6:24 pm

    Ohh! That’s a roughstock rider smile for ya! Just missing…a few teeth đŸ˜‰ Great shot!

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