Rawhide! No Bull

Rodeo ain't just horsing around anymore

Here's a little trivia for you wild, wild (new) Westerners:

  • Sticks and stones. Calling a horse "baldface" is a compliment. It means the animal has an entirely white face, which is an excellent selling point in the horse game.

  • Not Brigitte. The French name "Bardot," so often associated with Hollywood beauty and glamour, is used in the rodeo trade to denote the offspring of a male horse and a female ass.

  • What's up with the red cape? Bulls are actually colorblind. They live in a world of blacks and grays. The familiar red cape could be sunshine yellow as far as the bull knows—it's the waving around that gets his attention.

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