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Hawaiian Night at the Wild West Rodeo

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

No matter if you want to celebrate the heritage of the paniolo, remember your last visit or just wear a loud shirt, the Carbondale Rodeo’s annual Hawaiian night, Thursday, Aug. 16, is sure to be a colorful night.

To add to the fun, saddle bronc riding is on the order of events for that evening. The saddle bronc rider grips a simple braided rein attached to a leather halter worn by the horse. The rider lifts on the rein and attempts to find a rhythm with the animal by spurring forwards and backwards with his feet.

For balance and grip, saddle bronc riders try to squeeze their knees and thighs tight against the horse’s shoulders.

Their free hand cannot touch anything but air. It’s a kicking and bucking and whirlwind dance – be sure not to miss this week’s special performance.

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