Live like a cow­boy and fol­low the Amer­i­can dream to Colorado and Texas.

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There’s a beau­ti­ful light fad­ing across the moun­tains tonight as ap­plause erupts and the cow­boys take cen­tre stage. In­tri­cately dec­o­rated horses kick up dirt, which shim­mers like gold dust in the air, and John Denver’s Rocky Moun­tain High rings out from large speak­ers.

I’m in Snow­mass, just out­side Aspen in Colorado, the birth state of the rodeo – Amer­ica’s orig­i­nal ex­treme sport. This par­tic­u­lar rodeo has been run­ning weekly in the sum­mer for 40 years, with lo­cals en­joy­ing bar­be­cued ribs while men bat­tle to stay on wild bulls and buck­ing bron­cos, cow­girls show off speed and agility by rac­ing around a course


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