Rodeo women find companionship, safety through dogs

Meet the rodeo animals working behind the scenes

 

By: Julia Avery, KRCR-TV

May 18, 2017

 

REDDING, Calif. - The Redding Rodeo is back for its 96th year and hundreds of people from around the country flocked to Redding.

 

Crowds gather from all over the Northstate to see the rodeo cowboys and the animals, but the horses and cattle that are in the events, however, are not the only animals involved.

 

Almost every rodeo team has a dog that travels along with them.

 

Ivy Conrado from Colorado travels the country with her friend Darby from Idaho. The pair are barrel racers and are traveling to rodeos most of the year.

 

Conrado said their dog Tezz makes them feel safe. Being two young women traveling the country, safety is definitely an issue. She explained the cost of the equipment, the horses, and the rig is a big concern for them as well.

 

"It's close to 1.2 million dollars that you're driving down the road by yourself," Conrado said...

 

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