Mutton Bustin' is back at the ABC rodeo - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Mutton Bustin' is back at the ABC rodeo

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - He's been riding for three years. "Mutton Bustin, it's like riding a sheep," says 6-year-old Kagan Baker.

Baker stands just four feet tall and weighs in at 54 pounds. "It's fun because it feels like a roller-coaster," said Baker. 

"They'll be bucking out of these sheets just like a bull rider," said ABC Rodeo Chair Marvin Rodriguez. Except he won't be riding a bull, it's a sheep he'll be bare backing.

"We decided this year as a committee to bring this back and get kids involved because that's what we're about the boys and girls club," said Rodriguez. 

"The hardest thing is you have to hold on and the sheep running really fast to get you off," said Baker. 

The boys and girls have eight seconds to hold on tight. "We'll have 2 judges judging the kid and the animal just like a bull riding event. Fifty points to rider and 50 points to the animal," said Rodriguez. 

"I want to win, I'm really nervous, but if I win I'll be excited that's what goes through my head," said Baker. Baker hopes to walk away as the 2009 Mutton Bustin Champion.

ABC Rodeo Kicks Off Thursday
The ABC Pro Rodeo kicks off this Thursday - and if your little one has dreams of becoming a real cowboy or cowgirl, here's your chance. 

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