I haven’t photographed a lot of rodeos. Two to be exact. I know that seems odd with all of the cowboy photographyand cowgirl photography I do. I guess you can say I prefer to concentrate on the agricultural photos more so than sports and entertainment. So the 2016 Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana was the first time I could officially say, “This is not my first rodeo, you know.” Although truth be told, it sure felt like my first rodeo.
“Why?” Because the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is unlike anything else I have witnessed before.
Otherwise known as the “Cowboy Mardi Gras,” the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is the perfect way to kick off the summer season. It’s one part party, one part rodeo, and one part insanity. There are so many people crammed into tiny little Miles City, Montana on that day (many of whom are beautiful cowgirls), the whole place feels like the most densely populated place in Montana for the weekend.
So if you haven’t seen my photos from the Bucking Horse Sale yet, do check them out. Here is the link: