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Cove Kids Participate in Mutton Busting, Stick Horse Race


August 4, 2022

Lucene Steele

From left) Laura Steele, Levi Steele, Elias Sweinhart and Nash Reininger represent the Cove in the stick horse race.

On Wednesday evening, July 27, several of the Cove's toughest cowgirls and cowboys finished their farm chores, dusted off their boots, grabbed their cowboy hats, and made their way to the 2022 Bedford County Fair for the annual Bull Ride Mania Rodeo. Several of these little cowboys and cowgirls tried their luck with mutton busting before cheering on their favorite bull riders and barrel racers later in the evening.

What is mutton busting?

Mutton busting is a rodeo event for children similar to bull riding. During the event, a sheep is confined to a bull chute while a child is placed on the...

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