We assure you that eating dirt is not part of the event, but it is part of the practice.
Riding a horse is difficult. Throwing a rope while riding a horse is even more difficult. Let’s add even more complication to the discipline and add roping an object and dismounting your horse to tie it.
During rodeo performances, the cowboys who compete in Tie-Down Roping make the event look easy, but from watching this video, we know it takes a great deal of practice to perfect a run.