I first met Chris Kirby in May 2011 at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. I liked him immediately.
On Friday night, I found out a little more about the Kaufman, Texas, bullfighter and why I like him. The man isn’t afraid to work, and he tackles every task with gusto.
Kirby is a truck driver, a pen sorter, a behind-the-scenes guru. Of course, the latter can be said by just about anyone who is part of Carr Pro Rodeo. That’s why he fits in so well with the hard-working people.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about bullfighting from some of the most talented men in that aspect of rodeo. Whether it’s freestyle or protection, they knew their business. I learned what it means to be a good bullfighter.
Kirby is a good bullfighter. He makes the moves necessary and tries not to make the unnecessary ones.
I look forward to working with him and watching him much more. I’ve been impressed with what he does in and out of the arena.
And after learning more about his story, I’m impressed with the man he is.