A remarkable horse heads to the Calgary Stampede Ranch after 10 years of bucking
Lynx Mountain is a horse that cowboys dream of having their name drawn beside on the rodeo program. She gave a consistent performance each crack of the gate, always giving the judges what they wanted to see. Lynx had a remarkable career; she was selected nine times to the National Finals Rodeo and 10 times to the Canadian Finals Rodeo, consecutively. In 2009, she was voted the 2009 saddle bronc horse of Canada.
The decision to retire Lynx was not an easy one. For the past 10 years, she has spent her winters bucking in Texas; the summers she bucked in places like Ponoka, Pendleton and, of course, the Calgary Stampede. While out on the road, the big stout black mare was one of the kingpins, but a considerate kingpin. She gave every other horse a fair warning by pinning her ears back, letting them know she got the first bite of morning oats. Lynx had her friends on the road; she liked to travel and eat beside Gross Beetle, Fearless Warrior and Muffled Cries. When she did go out on the road without some of her best friends, she was quick to get reacquainted with them out in the pasture, back at the Calgary Stampede Ranch.
Lynx had a remarkable career; she was selected nine times to the National Finals Rodeo and 10 times to the Canadian Finals Rodeo, consecutively.
One of the most honourable attributes about Lynx is that she only got stronger with age. Six of her eight 90 point rides came in when she was 10 years and older. Every quality she possesses is what we look for in a bucking horse. The future for her as a brood mare on the Stampede Ranch is going to be just as exciting as watching her buck in the arena. Today, she is pregnant by a world champion saddle bronc “Lunatic Fringe.” We can expect to meet Lynx’s little one in mid-april of 2017.
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