Cowboy Crossword

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Added Money – purse money supplied by the
rodeo committee. It is added to entry fees to
make up the total prize money.
Barrier – a rope stretched across the front of the
box from which the roper or steer wrestler’s horse
emerges. This rope is attached to the steer or calf
and allows the animal a head start.
Bronc rein – rein attached to the horse’s halter for
balance while riding a saddle bronc.
Chute – the pen that holds the animal in order for
the rider to get on and prepare for his ride.
Dally – a turn at the end of the rope around the
saddle horn after the animal is caught.
Hazer – a cowboy who rides beside a steer on the
opposite side of the steer wrestler. His job is to
keep the steer running straight and close to the
contestant’s horse.
Pickup man – a mounted cowboy who helps the
rider off of a bronc when the ride is completed.
The pickup man also removes the flank strap from
the bronc and leads it out of the arena.
Re-ride – another ride given to a bronc or bull
rider when the first ride is ruled by judges as
unsatisfactory. Reasons for granting a re-ride:
being “fouled” on the chutes or the horse failing
to buck hard enough to give the rider a fair
chance.
Rank – a bull or bronc that is hard to
ride.
Rowel – circular, notched
portion of a spur. To be used
in rodeo competition, the rowel
must be dull. In the bareback
and saddle bronc riding,
rowels must be loose in order to roll
over the horse’s hide. In the bull
riding, the rowels are loosely locked to help the
bull rider stay on.
Score – the length of the head start given to the
steer or calf in the timed events.
Slack – a time, usually late at night or early in the
morning, other than during the performance when
the “extra” contestants compete in the rodeo.
There are only 8 – 12 slots in each rodeo
performance for each event, when more
contestants enter than can compete in the
performances; they compete in the “slack”

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