It is with the aim of entertaining themselves on the ranch that the cowboys invented these games that we now call rodeo. Indeed, rodeo events were used more to care for the cattle, to brand them or to sell them. Now, as an extreme sport, it refers to the show given by cowboys where they show different events: the riding of the wild horse with and without saddle, the riding of the bull, the terracing of the steer and the lassoing to name a few. To give you some background, the first Canadian rodeo was held in Raymond, Alberta in 1903. A little over 100 years later, this sport is in full bloom throughout Quebec.
Despite the many events that exist, riding wild animals with or without a saddle is definitely the most popular event at the rodeos we know today. Here are some important notions and basic rules that we advise you to pay attention to when watching the competitors who will be with us at the Ayers Cliff Rodeo.