Cowboy Diaries 2014: Britany Diaz, Rodeoing Beats Working in a Bank
Photo by Brian Austin
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: Britany Diaz.
Hometown: Soler, North Dakota.
Event: Barrel racing.
I've been to Rodeo Houston five times.
I started rodeoing when I was a kid. I've been riding horses since I was about 5 years old.
My favorite part about rodeoing is all the great people we get to meet. Most of the people are really nice and we all know each other. Most of our friends are out here.
When I'm not rodeoing, I'm working with my husband. We break horses.
If I wasn't rodeoing, I'd probably still be working in a bank. That's what I used to do. The bank job was a little more reliable, but this is so much more fun.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Is it Legal For Border Patrol Agents to Shoot and Kill Unarmed Mexican Kids—So Long as...
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 2:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 6:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 7:00pm
- Sam Houston State Student Arrested On 4-Year-Old Charge After Stupid Tweet About...
- No Easy Ride: What Using METRO's New Bus Network is Like in a Low-Income Community