We are less than a week away from the 69th annual boys ranch rodeo.
The kids have been practicing all summer long, bull and bronc riding schools, barrel and pole lessons, and they had one more day to rehearse.
Administrator of campus operations Mike Pacino says, "these kids have worked hard. They've practiced and you can see the results of that today. The rehearsal is going well. The kids are riding well, but this is extremely important for them."
Pacino says it's important to give the young riders a walk through, so there are no surprises on rodeo day.
Pacino tells us, "this is our final practice and rehearsal to make these kids safe. They know how to use the equipment . This practice gets the jitters out of them before the rodeo next weekend."
This isn't Emma's first rodeo, but she's thankful the the extra practice.
Emma Perez says, "I really appreciate it because it gives me a good feel of my horse, and it gives me the last practice to know what my horse is going to do and what I need to improve on."
Emma tells us it's scary to know this is the last practice before the rodeo, but after hitting the dirt one last time, she'll be ready.
Pacino says, "it does make them more confident in what they're doing and it does make them a safer rider."
With school starting, football games right around the corner, and other activities in full swing, come Labor Day weekend, it's time for these riders to shine.
Pacino says a lot of these kids are from bigger cities, and this is the first time they've ever ridden a horse or been around animals.
He says they've been looking forward to the screaming fans, the adrenaline, and everything the rodeo has to offer, all summer long.
Going to the rodeo could not only give you your bronc riding fix, you could also leave with a new 2013 Dodge Ram truck.
There will also be a raffle with prices ranging from a new truck, to free flights anywhere southwest flies.
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