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Little Britches Rodeo rides into town

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 9th, 2013

Mason Johnson of Alamosa shows off his skills as he man handles his "bucking bronco" during Saturday's senior boys saddle bronc. Saddle bronc a step beneath bareback bronc requires the rider to use a specialized saddle with free swinging stirrups and no horn. The bareback rider does not use a saddle or rein, but uses a rigging that consists of a leather and rawhide composite piece often compared to a suitcase handle attached to a surcingle and placed just behind the horse's withers.

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