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The perils of riding sheep…

capt698f5f7519a844b3be5d0f097013e9a8mutton_bustin_idncp301.jpgNathan Thornock, 4, of Emmett, Idaho, holds on to the rope after falling off the back of a sheep in the mutton bustin’ competition during the Gem/Boise County Rodeo on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Emmett. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller)

2 Responses to “The perils of riding sheep…”

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    Timmy R. Says:

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    Karen Riedl Says:

    Mutton Bustin’ has a long tradition.Its probably a good question, why sheep. Sheep are very intelligent animals.
    I suspect the whole endeavor is as hard on the sheep as it is on the child rider. Actually, I think the adults get more of a thrill out of this then either the sheep or the children. A lot of the kids are scared. But, its said it build self esteem and confidence, – ah, certainly not on the sheeps part.

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