Tiny cowboy keen for one more shot

Ben Carey is set to compete in the Mutton Busting competition at the St Mary’s Rodeo next month.
Ben Carey is set to compete in the Mutton Busting competition at the St Mary’s Rodeo next month. Erin Smith

FIVE-year-old Ben Carey will pull on his cowboy boots and hat next month for the mutton busting competition at the St Mary's School rodeo event.

It will be the fourth time a rodeo has been held at the school, and it will be Ben's third time around competing in a mutton busting event.

Ben's mother Genny said his first attempt was at the Warwick Show.

"I was at home sick and it was the first time I'd let my husband take the kids without me," she said.

"I was horrified when I found out.

"But he loved it."

Ben said he wanted to get a sheep with lots of wool on it.

"I want to put a rope in my pocket and use it to hold on," he said.

Ben said he was getting better at holding on.

"I don't fall off as much anymore," he said.

Date-claimer: The St Mary's School Bull Ride and Saddle Bronc Bonanza will be held in the school grounds, at the corner of Palmerin and Pratten Sts, on Saturday, September 1. Rodeo action will start at 5.30pm.

Topics:  rodeo, st mary's




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