If you're going to go to Texas and don't plan on going to a rodeo, you might as well stay home.
The national anthem is played.
The "ranch saddle" event - stay on the horse for eight seconds, one hand only.
More ranch saddle.
Tiedown - lasso the calfand tie it up. The lasso is attached to the horse and the horse will keep the rope taut once the calf is caught. The rider dismounts and lifts the calf and dropit to the ground on its side or back before tying up the calf's legs. Scoring is based on time taken.
Calf scramble for the 8-12 year old crowd. A ribbon is tied to the tail of the calf and the one who gets it is the winner.
Sometimes the horse is toowild to even get out of the box. The rider escaped unharmed in this case.
Ladies breakaway. Due to the strength required to tie the calf down, the cowgirls lasso the calf and then let it run away. The lasso is not attached to the horse in this case.
Mutton scramble - like the calf scramble, but for the up-to-seven littlest cowboys and cowgirls.
Team tiedown. One lassos the neck, the other lassos both rear legs.