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General Pershing was described in 1919 in the Steamboat Pilot as the “worst bucking horse discovered in years.” Worst, of course, meaning the best.

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Steamboat Living: Tom Ross — Cowboys are just along for the ride

Rodeo was so popular in downtown Steamboat in 1902 that it got a bit out of hand, with cowboys organizing impromptu bucking events in the middle of town any time they became (ahem) inspired.

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