Sheep in the News: Mutton Busting

Who knew? I wonder if my granddaughter's opinion of Grandpa's Sheep Rodeo would improve if she'd had a chance for some mutton busting of her own?

Mutton busting, as the sport is known, is the pint-size equivalent of competitive bull riding. Children cling to the backs of sheep, and generally speaking, whoever stays on the longest wins. But just as in bull and bronco riding, even the most talented rider ends up on the arena floor.

(link) [New York Times]

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