Originally Posted by Hostile
I met Roy Cooper when I was a kid and I thought he was a God. I was a heeler. Not very good though. Had a lot of fun with it. Too big to be a bull rider like the rest of my family.
Tried it a few times though. Insane sport.
Have you ever gone to the All Tribes rodeo? Some of the best I've ever seen.
Ya, great all indian rodeos.
I rode steers and 2 yr old bulls till i was 13 and one rolled over on me and broke my nose. My mom said no more, but i didn't want anymore myself. I was a header and a dogger. My cousin was a PRCA bronc rider for years and i traveled with him some after HS(just to watch and party). We ran into old "Super Looper" many times. Nice guy, but i've seen him messed up a couple times and he was pretty crude. Got to know many, many PRCA guys over the years. Many of the old greats as well. I don't talk about it on these forums because i don't care for the "i met this Cowboy" threads, but i did attend a rodeo school back in 1984 and it was run by Gary Leffew the old bullrider. I was an aspiring bulldogger at the time(highschool) and guess who Gary had teaching the dogging? Walt Garrison!!!! I got to spend 3 days learnig from Walt. What a great human being, as was Gary. My all time favorite guy i got to hang with(and pary a LOT) was Miles Hare. One crazy, fun SOB.