Rodeo Rider

Rodeo Rider | Coulee City, WA | May 2019

Not sure what makes a young man ease onto the back of a bronc or bull. It’s not a natural act; even cowboys should avoid bone-crushing brutes. But I like observing the get-ready routines — fitting of gloves, adjustment of ropes, setting of hat just so — although such pre-ride rituals don’t ensure success. Bull rider, accountant, housewife … life bucks in crazy ways once you’re out of the chute.