After his fifth-round winning ride on Kesler Rodeo’s Street Dance, Will Lowe walked on the South Point Hotel & Casino stage for the Montana Silversmiths Go-Round Buckle Presentation with his 18-month-old son, Garrett.
Garrett is the dancer in the family, and when the music played, Garrett danced. Daddy will was proud, but he prodded his young son further: Will asked his child to spit into any open container. On stage. In front of hundreds of people.
It seems when Will’s home from the rodeo trail, he likes to chew tobacco around the house. Inquisitive Garrett got the idea to drink from Daddy’s spittoon, but Will put a stop to that and, instead, started teaching the youngster to spit instead of drink. So Garrett, on most occasions, can spit into an open container on command.
Later that night, as Trevor Brazile talked about the roping criticism he receives from his 3-year-old son, Treston, Flint Rasmussen noted the difference between timed-event fathers and roughstock dads.
“Timeys teach their kids the importance of two wraps and a huey in calf roping, and roughies teach their kids to spit and dance.”