Youngsters from the West and Canada learned some valuable lessons in teamwork "cowboy style" at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wednesday night.
The evening kicked off the first PRCR performances at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. For some kids, participating in the rodeo is more than just taking a ride on a horse.
Kids from 8 to 14 years old participated in the wild pony races. The race is popular in Canada; and last night's race marked the first one to ever be done in the United States.
Grouped in teams of three, they had to tame a wild pony long enough to get a team member on the pony's back.
Not only do the children get to participate in the rodeo, but they learn some valuable teamwork lessons as well.
“Sportsmanship and having a great time and the camaraderie. Already the Canadian kids and the American kids have been playing together and you know it's kind of an American against Canadian battle for the Wild Pony Race championships in Sheridan, but all the kids are playing together and they meet new friends and just have a great time," rodeo entertainer Crash Cooper said.
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo will continue with more PRCR performances and multiple family friendly events through Saturday.