Cowboy Diaries 2013: Morgan Wilde, Performs Jumping Jacks in the Hall Before Riding Horses
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call himself a cowboy -- and mean it.
Steve Jansen Morgan Wilde, bareback riding
Name: Morgan Wilde
Hometown: McCammon, Idaho
Event: Bareback Riding
[We grabbed Wilde immediately after he completed an intense set of jumping jacks. He wasn't winded at all when he spoke to us. An in-shape cowboy.]
McCammon, Idaho, is located just south of Pocatello and close to Utah.
This is my first time at RodeoHouston. My favorite rodeo is probably San Antonio, but we'll see how this one goes.
I started rodeoing when I was a freshman in high school, so about the year 2004.
My favorite part about rodeoing is you get to travel around and see a lot. The lifestyle, I guess. It's fun and kind of laid back. You get to enjoy life.
When I'm not rodeoing, I have a wife and a couple of kids at home, so I like to hang out with them. I like going snowmobiling and hunting.
If I wasn't rodeoing, my uncle has a big farm in Idaho and I've always wanted to get involved in that, so that might be something.