Shootdogging, mutton busting, goat tail tying and dummy roping. To the untrained eye, these words sound like nonsense. For young children with a heart for rodeo, they spell fun and a potential stepping-stone to a career in professional rodeo.
The second annual Cheney Pee Wee Rodeo is coming up, and kids from across the region are practicing their skills.
Most of the events at the rodeo are amended versions of traditional rodeo events. Shootdogging is like bulldogging—in which a horse-mounted competitor chases down and ties up a steer—but simpler. Most ki...