Most rodeo vets play it safe with their mount, but Mike made an adventurous choice for the Ouray County Rodeo Relay Race. Apparently, his horse hadn't been ridden recently and was in full-blown panic mode thanks to the commotion. Before the first quarter mile of the race is over, poor Mike's in the dust recovering from a nasty bucking!
Cattle guards are designed to keep anything with hooves out, but it looks like this clever elk has gotten of us! Instead of trying to walk across the hoof-trapping slats, he high-steps the metal poles supporting it and safely climbs over the obstacle in this video the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation shared.