At Lil' Rustlers Rodeo, the contestants, who have mental or physical disabilities, participate in a barrel race with stick horses, steer roping and bull riding. Even though the steer is a friendly looking plastic head mounted on a bale of hay and the bull is a big plush see-saw rocked by cowboys, the thrills and smiles are all genuine.
The event is held in the Tractor Supply Main Arena of Reliant Center.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Special Children's Committee interfaces with schools and social service agencies that sponsor organized groups to attend Lil' Rustlers Rodeo. If your child would like to participate, contact your child's school district's special education department or a support association that serves your child's needs.