Snake River Stampede
Meet the Mutton Busters!
Kids riding sheep steal the show at rodeo
Hear from a couple of the stars of the Snake River Stampede. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
In 1988, the Snake River Stampede introduced "mutton busting" to its rodeo. In the event, kids ages 5-7 attempt to ride sheep for 8 seconds, similar to the way their older counterparts ride bulls. Mutton busting caught on and has been a part of the show ever since... and it's easy to see why.