Cowboy Diaries 2014: Britany Diaz, Rodeoing Beats Working in a Bank
Photo by Brian Austin
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.
Name: Britany Diaz.
Hometown: Soler, North Dakota.
Event: Barrel racing.
I've been to Rodeo Houston five times.
I started rodeoing when I was a kid. I've been riding horses since I was about 5 years old.
My favorite part about rodeoing is all the great people we get to meet. Most of the people are really nice and we all know each other. Most of our friends are out here.
When I'm not rodeoing, I'm working with my husband. We break horses.
If I wasn't rodeoing, I'd probably still be working in a bank. That's what I used to do. The bank job was a little more reliable, but this is so much more fun.