A Hard Ride: one cowboy’s fight at the Calgary Stampede

This is a visual story detailing one cowboy’s 8 second battle with a horse named Buck Wheat on Thursday afternoon at the Calgary Stampede.

The cowboy’s name is Matt Lait and he hails from just north of Calgary in Balzac, Alberta.  He rode the beast for full time and scored in the middle of the pack on the day.  However, the expressions by both the man and the horse throughout the ride made for an entertaining series.  Matt’s face displays how demanding this event is on concentration and how punishing it is on the human body.  Click on each to see a frozen moment within that 8 second ride.

3 responses

  1. Judi Martin

    They both look broken and busted…well portrayed. Love Mom

    July 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

  2. Superb Photos!!
    A.Wally

    July 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

  3. elmediat

    Excellent sequence. Difficult to decide who to pull for more, horse or rider. They are both so determined.

    July 16, 2011 at 8:12 am

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