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Outa Sight, a 7-year-old paint mare, nurses her first foal on the Carr Pro Rodeo ranch near Athens, Texas. (LYNETTE HARBIN PHOTO)
Outa Sight, a 7-year-old paint mare, nurses her first foal on the Carr Pro Rodeo ranch near Athens, Texas. (LYNETTE HARBIN PHOTO)

Spending this past weekend on the Carr Pro Rodeo ranch gave me a new perspective of just what it takes to care for the amazing animal athletes that are part of our sport.

Much of the heavy lifting belongs to the man in charge of the day-to-day operations; at Carr Pro Rodeo, that is Jeff Collins, the 2000 bareback riding world champion. As the ranch manager, he handles almost every task, from feeding to doctoring to haying to whatever else. It’s quite impressive seeing all that goes on.

These athletes love what they do, and to be among the best, they need as much coddling as possible. From what I saw, they get it.

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Joe Scully / May 23, 2012

Sweet shot. Nice to see where that great Carr pastures.

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Joe Scully / May 23, 2012

Should have said, “sweet Carr stock”…

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Joe Scully / May 23, 2012

2nd correction, 3rd attempt: “Sweet shot. Nice to see where that great Carr stock pastures.”
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