Cowboy Diaries 2014: Casey Martin, in It for the People
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: Casey Martin.
Hometown: Sulphur, Louisiana.
Event: Steer wrestling.
I've been to Rodeo Houston a bunch. I've been here at least eight times, probably more.
I started rodeoing when I was about 8 years old. I've got older brothers and sisters and they all did it so I learned to do it too.
My favorite part about rodeoing is the camaraderie, as they say. We all know each other and we all see each other every year. It's a good crowd and I like getting to see them and getting to do this.
When I'm not rodeoing, I'm at home taking care of the kids and spending time with my family.
If I wasn't rodeoing, I'd be building houses. It's good work.
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