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A Day in the Life of a Rodeo Cowboy

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RODEO COWBOY

It takes a lasso and a skilled rider to catch up with Cole Dorenkamp, who has competed in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Steamboat Sothebys thought it would be fun to get a unique perspective on the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series and what it is like to be a rodeo cowboy.

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Cell phone reception cuts in and out as Cole Dorenkamp heads south to Texas to take his horses to the vet, for no other reason except to make sure they’re ready for the Greeley Stampede over the Fourth of July weekend. The way Dorenkamp explains it, a cowboy is only as good as his horse. Life as a rodeo cowboy means lots of time on the road, mostly to places that don’t have great phone reception and Dorenkamp wouldn’t have it any other way. Raised in a rodeo family, Dorenkamp can’t even remember the first time he got on a horse. Competing wasn’t so much a choice as his birth-right.