A wild ride
The hide race begins with a mounted rider pulling a cow hide attached to a long length of rope. Horse and rider sprint across the arena to a standing teammate who then tries to grab the rope and jump on the hide as quickly and smoothly as possible. Then the event becomes a mad dash for the finish line as the dragged member of the team clings to the hide. While certainly exciting and possessing the potential for some spectacular wipe-outs, the hide races are simply a warm-up for what may be the most dangerous event at the Centennial Round-Up, throwback or not.
Tags: Round-Up, Pendleton, Oregon, Rodeo, Centennial, Let'er Buck, horse, rope, arena, race
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