There are many ways to break a horse. If you are running out of time, you just ear ’em down, cinch up the saddle, and hop on for the ride of your life. It’s not a big deal… just ask any cowboy who rides the range or competes in the wild horse race at the rodeo. The Wild Horse Race used to be an important event at the Calgary Stampede. Sadly, they have discontinued it but past winners value their Jay Contway trophy.