Truly a team effort, calf roping demands split-second timing as the cowboy and his horse race against the clock and other competitors to catch and tie a calf.
The calf must cross the scoreline before the rider breaks the chute barrier or a ten-second penalty is added to his score. After roping the calf, the cowboy runs down the rope and throws the animal by hand. Any three legs of the calf must be tied with a piggin' string. The tie must hold for six seconds or the roper is disqualified.
The rules for this event were provided by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, Calgary, Alberta.