Have a wee rodeo rider? Get a leg up on holiday shopping

Nov 15, 2017
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Kieran Badey, 4, got his cowboy hat out of the halloween costume bin at home to wear to the Cowboy Breakfast and watch world-renown trick roper Kevin Fitzpatrick dazzle the crowd.

Does your preschooler jump at the inflatable playscape with one arm in the air? Is his imaginary friend named “Freckles”? Did he go as Larry Mahan for Halloween? Did he name the dog Bodacious? Are songs by some guy named Chris LeDoux oddly appearing on your Spotify playlist?

It sounds like you’ve got a PBR kid. And we can help.

(By PBR, we mean “Professional Bull Riders.” If you were thinking “Pabst Blue Ribbon,” move along, hipster.)

Farm and rodeo toy maker Big Country Toys has put a rodeo spin on the ubiquitous toddler bouncy toy (you see some version of this guy everywhere), with this ridiculously cute PBR Bucking Chute and PBR Bouncy Bull.

Best of all, you don’t need a possibly creepy rodeo clown, because the bouncy bull is not terribly likely to trample your miniature bull rider when he’s thrown.

You do have to provide your own cowboy boots (spurs are not recommended) and lonesome rodeo songs.