Cowboy Diaries 2014: Christy Loflin

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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: Christy Loflin.

Age: 40.

Hometown: Frantown, Colorado.

Event: Barrel racing.

I've been to Rodeo Houston twice counting this year. To get here you have to qualify, so it's a big deal just to be here.

I started rodeoing when I was really young. I've been riding horses since I was a little kid.

My favorite part of rodeoing is the way everything is handled here in Houston. It's a totally different attitude. The people are so nice and the people that run this treat us like royalty.

If I wasn't rodeoing, I don't know what I'd be doing because I can't imagine not doing this. I guess I'd probably be at home in Colorado being a hockey mom and doing all that stuff, since that's my other job.

When I'm not rodeoing, which is almost never, I'm at home being a hockey mom. But it's been a long time since I've done anything else but this. I don't know what else there is.

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