What Is Mutton Bust’n?
Is an event for children who attempt to ride a sheep (mutton bust’n) AKA Ram Riders. It is a great addition to an adult rodeo, an outdoor festival, a stand-alone event, or a private party. Combine the Ram Riders with a Western Festival and you will have the perfect event for children that offers a glimpse into the past when the West was still wild!
Children ages 4 to 8 years of age, weighing less than 60 pounds and no taller than 45 inches attempt to ride a sheep (mutton bustin’) for a full six seconds. No experience necessary! Only rams are used for mutton bustin’. Due the extreme heat in Alabama the sheep raised on Double R Farm are a hardy, medium-sized, polled (hornless), white hair sheep (St. Croix and Katahdin) not heavy wool sheep; therefore, “riding harnesses” are used to allow children to grip when they ride or, if they choose, there is sufficient hair in the lion like mane around the sheep’s neck on which to hold while lying down on the sheep’s back.
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