One of the most valuable aspects of rodeo is how skills are passed down from one generation to another. Oftentimes moms, dads, uncles, aunts, and grandparents are competing right alongside their children, nieces and nephews, or grandkids. Even if they aren’t competing on the same team, they are traveling together to events.
Another asset of rodeo that applies to the rest of life is taking responsibility. When you’re on the road, that horse can’t feed itself, or take care of its own feet, or brush or saddle itself. Ranch, farm, and rodeo kids learn at an early age that taking responsibility for an animal sometimes means sacrifice, but that animal is depending on you, so you get up and get out there and take care of it.