Ogallala Aquifer | What Happens When the Water Runs Out, National Geographic Magazine: Cowboy Rodeo
The cowboy culture evokes the words “freedom” and “out on the range,” but now exists primarily in feed lots or with professional rodeo cowboys. Beef Empire Days in Garden City, Kansas involves a ranch riding competition as well as steer wrestling or bulldogging. That is where a cowboy ropes a steer, drops from his horse and grabs it by the horns to pull it to the ground. It is an intense, fast paced, high energy event first performed in the early 1900s.