6 seconds and a sheep. A rider steps into the chute and prepares for a ride that will last only seconds. It’s a familiar scene in rodeo, but in this case the rider is a child between the ages of 5 and 7 and the bronco is a sheep.
The Jeffco Fair & Festival Mutton Bustin’ features children between the ages 5 and 7 and under 60 pounds riding sheep out of a chute and into the arena. Anything goes, and usually does, as contestants hold on as long as they can!