Rodeo photo essay by photographer James Horan.
Competitors wait to ride at the Scone Rodeo.
Rodeo is an integral part of rural Australian lifestyle and competitors travel great distances to compete on the circuit. The Australian Rodeo consists of many events some of which are junior and ladies' (open) barrel race, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback bronc riding, rope and tie, steer wrestling, team roping and the steer ride. Males, females and kids are all involved in the Australian rodeo circuit.