Anna Burch

Riders at the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, photo by Jacob Futhey
Jacob Futhey

 Every year, the cowboy spirit comes alive in eastern Montana at the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Thousands of people don their best boots and hats to attend the four-day event.   

On a muddy, overcast Sunday, bronc riders and horse breeders corral mares with names like Spider Woman and Lunatic Lucy into gated chutes.

There, they’ll wait for their riders to mount.