It looks like some mamas let their babies grow up to be cowboys, and a number of them are showing off their cattle rustlin’ skills in a new reality show.
The Paramount Network scored a hit in recent years with their modern cowboy drama series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, and now that show’s creator is giving some real-life cowboys their due. According to Deadline, the new series from Tyler Sheridan “spotlights the highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining,” following eight real cowboys and cowgirls who “are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport.”
Reining is a traditional western horse competition, where riders lead their mounts through a series of complicated moves — sometimes at a fast pace. “What many people don’t know is that some of the greatest cowboys in the world aren’t living and working on ranches; they’re competing in one of the world’s most elite sports,” said executive producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock. “Riders, trainers, and horses perform at spectacular levels, and the drama and stakes of reining are as intense as any professional sport – with major money also on the line.”
It’s good to see some real cowboys on TV, but we here at CHARGE! still have a soft spot for Hollywood’s take on the profession. Check out our Weekly Westerns every Wednesday at Noon/11C by checking our schedule here.