|The first year, I entertained about 90
crowds traveling with the Walt Alsbaugh
Rodeo Company and was nominated for
PRCA “Specialty Act of the Year”.
Though I did not win the award that
year, I did win in 1989, 90, 91, 92, 93,
94, 95, 96 and then again 08, 09, 10,
Animals in the show consist of Longhorn-
Watusi Steers, Mustangs, Mules, Buffalo.
Blackmouth Cur dogs are a very intrical
part of the training process. My son Lynn
and daughter Amanda hit the road at the
age of 18, which allowed us to take our
show in three directions.
A fading cattle market and high
interest had left me flat broke,
$100,000 in debt and living
with my grandmother.
I built my first trailer from
scratch and bought my first
from my brother Bob for $800
(which took a year to pay-off).
|It is very fulfilling to have my son, Lynn, and daughter, Amanda, display their talents.
They are truly my right hand. Soon, I will have grandkids in the show and may slow
down a bit to spend more time with my wife, Judy.
|I started in rodeo in 1987 at the 101 Wild West Rodeo in Ponca City, Oklahoma. I sold Walter Alsbaugh,
the stock contractor, some wild bulls that came out of the swamps of Florida.
In those days I gathered wild cattle in several states. My slogan: "If you can turn'em loose, I can
catch'em.” The foundation of my rodeo career was horsemanship and the use of Blackmouth Cur dogs.
While at the rodeo in Ponca City, I witnessed an act that was low on talent. Of course, I mouthed off to
the stock contractor and he said "We'll just let you be the entertainment next year."
|My first show was in the
same place the next year. I
put five Corrientte steers on
top of my trailer with the aid
of Blackmouth Cur dogs. A
few weeks later, Clem
McSpaden hired me to go to
Bushyhead, Oklahoma to
preform in an 80 acre pasture
at his steer roping. There is
where I received my first
paycheck. It seemed like a
paid vacation after three
decades of working on a