“You put your arms way down under his belly and your legs, too. Then you hold onto the sheep’s wool real tight with your hands. You can’t ever let go.”
That’s how 7-year-old Nathan Powers describes mutton busting. This will be Nathan’s third year of riding the sheep at Rodeo Austin.
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When: March 8-23
Where: 9100 Decker Lake Road
Rodeo tickets: Begin at $25
Mutton busting schedule: March 9-20, 22 and 23 in the Rodeo Arena during the ProRodeo performance. Registration for mutton busting is full.
Mutton Busting Mania: If your child missed the dealine to register for mutton busting, there will be three more days dedicated to the event in the Wild West Show on the fairgrounds. Rodeo Austin will accept registration online at rodeoaustin.com. The events will take place March 9, 16, and 23 at 3:30 p.m. each of those days.
Read our guide to Rodeo Austin concerts, austin360.com.