Castle Dent - Outram Rodeo
Eight seconds is a long time. The bronc bucks, hooves of the ground and the cowboy holds on tight. When the rider ploughs into the dirt the pick-up riders move in quickly and it is all over. 

Sitting with friends on the embankment at Outram, I realise that this city girl is hooked on rodeo. Just mentioning the word ‘rodeo’ sparks emotionally charged conversation. Some see it as a throwback to an Americanised Wild West; animal activists believe it is cruel and enthusiasts say it is a physically demanding sport for skilled riders.