You've seen the cowboys in PRCA Rodeos, PBR Bull Ridings and local rodeos giving it all they've got to win their event. If they don't win, there's no paycheck or gold buckle. It's a hard life but I don't know any cowboy or cowgirl who would trade it for any other way of life. 

Most of the professional cowboys and cowgirls you see performing started out doing what they love at an early age. Some, like this little buckaroo, start out on non-live animals to perfect their skill. This is just too cute.