Young cowboys and cowgirls filled the Taylor County Expo Center on Friday, wearing their favorite chaps to compete in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals.
Kids under 7 years old went mutton bustin’ -- riding sheep instead of cattle.
"It's like you're riding a bull except it doesn't buck. It just runs," said Hudson Matt, 6, from Amarillo.
"You get on, you put your rope on you, stick your hand in there and pull your rope and you ride," said Shylynne Renay, 6, from Terrell.
Children older than 7 are charged with riding larger animals such as calves, steers or bulls.
"I started mutton bustin’ or sheep riding and then I got on and on and on and now I'm calf riding," said Hunter Hodges, 9, from Clyde.
This year, 285 people signed up to compete in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals. They have come from 18 different states. This is the fifth year of the competition and the second year it was held at the Expo Center. The top 10 competitors in each of six divisions will go on to Saturday’s championship go-round. The winners will go home with a cash prize and a championship belt.