Cowboy Diaries 2013: Cody DeMoss, Louisiana Cowboy with a Pencil Moustache
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call himself a cowboy -- and mean it.
Name: Cody DeMoss Age: 32 Hometown: Heflin, Louisiana Event: Saddle Bronc
I've been to Rodeo Houston about 13 times. I won it one time and finished second a couple of times.
My favorite part about rodeoing is all of it. Pendleton, Oregon, is my favorite rodeo. It's an older rodeo out on a big ol' racetrack with old wooden bucking chutes. They do everything like they used to do it.
Rodeo Houston is a really great rodeo. I love coming here every year. They have good stock and a lot of good money. They treat you pretty good here.
When I'm not rodeoing, I hunt and fish mostly.
If I wasn't rodeoing, I don't know what I would do. Maybe just pushing cows around somewhere. Something to do with animals.
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