Nick LaDuke is a Livermore-based professional cowboy, saddle bronc specialist, and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Nick is also head trainer and co-owner of L and B Western Enterprises, a business that specializes in breaking colts and schooling problem horses.
Currently ranked in the top 40 in the world in saddle bronc riding, Nick has won more than twenty professional competitions. He’s a three-time college national finals qualifier and has ridden in the California and Texas rodeo circuit finals. Nick’s specialty, saddle bronc riding, is considered by many to be the most classic and technical rodeo event, requiring riders to stay atop a bucking horse for eight seconds, using only one hand to hold a simple rein.
During our BAE Vet Camp visit to Sherman Ranch in Pleasanton, Nick will talk about his life as a saddle bronc rider and what it’s like to break colts. We’re hoping he’ll even demonstrate breaking a colt.