What you don't see during a fast and furious National High School Rodeo run are all the pieces that made it possible, like the love and dedication shown by Colorado cowgirl Kenzie Huffman to her horses.
This behind-the-scenes video from the NHSRA gives us an idea of what Kenzie means when she says her partners are not just horses—they're her family.
Is your horse part of your family?
About the National High School Rodeo Association: The National High School Rodeo Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and the character in the youth of our country through the sport of rodeo. Created by Texas educator and rodeo contestant Claude Mullins, the NHSRA held its first finals in Hallettsville, Texas, Aug. 25-27, 1949. The NHSRA membership consists of over 10,500 members from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. Find out more at NHSRA.com