Would you pay good money to watch a kindergartner ride a sheep? If so, you’re not alone.
Mutton bustin’ debuted last year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and was such a hit that organizers brought it back — six times a day. The Kids Country area near the carnival now includes an arena dedicated exclusively to these cowboys in training. That means families no longer needs to buy a combo ticket for the rodeo and, say, the Black Eyed Peas in order to witness the wooly hilarity that ensues when confused child meets angry sheep.
Kids between the ages of 5-7 who weigh from 35-60 pounds try to hang onto the sheep for eight seconds. What more could you want for your entertainment dollar?
The event can be a little tricky to find on the rodeo' schedule, though, so here’s a rundown for this final week:
Mutton Bustin’ at Kid Country:
— Today through Friday: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
— Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Inside Reliant Stadium, mutton bustin’ takes place between barrel racing and the nightly concert.