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How to Get Ready for the Rodeo This Summer

If you have either never been to the rodeo before or you haven't been to one in a long time, then make this summer the summer that you get back into the swing of cowboy life. To make sure that you enjoy every minute of the rodeo, this article will list a few things that you can do beforehand to get ready; especially in regards to what you should wear. Are you ready to learn some more? Read on. 


Cowboy boots are the perfect thing to wear to the rodeo, but a brand new pair of cowboy boots isn't exactly going to be comfortable. And, the last thing that you want is to have sore feet that are covered in blisters when you are trying to enjoy the rodeo. If you want to wear cowboy boots, try to get them at least a month or so beforehand so that you can break them in. To break them in, try to wear them as much as possible and also try bending the leather toes on them to give them a little bit more flexibility. 


Depending on the part of the country that you live in, will determine just how many layers that you need to wear, but usually, it gets cold at night no matter where you are. To ensure that you stay comfortable both while it is still hot outside and while it gets cold at night, wear some layers. For instance, you can wear shorts or pants, a t-shirt, and then wrap a flannel shirt around your waist. As it gets cold, you can wear the flannel shirt as a sort of jacket. 

A Hat

Sitting out in the hot sun may feel good for the first few minutes of a rodeo, but then it can leave you feeling sunburned and miserable. Make sure that you pack a hat with you; especially a cowboy hat. Cowboy hats are ideal for rodeos because they won't just make you look the part, but they will also protect your neck and face from most angles. 

Just like with anything, the best way for you to enjoy a rodeo is to make sure that you go prepared with the right clothing and shoes. Make sure that you keep these things in mind. If you don' t have any western inspired clothing and shoes, then reach out to a cowboy up apparel retailer near you.