Originally Posted by gamingirl22
What kind of surface do you run in at rodeos?
Good, to horrible, and everything in-between.
Rodeo ground typically is VERY variable. Some indoor arenas are "made" and aren't real arenas, so they'll haul in dirt and put it on concrete. Outdoor arenas, you have the weather to contend with. If it rains, you may have a mud mess. Some arena mixtures hold up well in the rain, some get "sticky", and some are just downright scary slippery. Some rodeos they rake before the barrel racing starts .... some just put up the barrels when it's time and don't do any ground work.
Some rodeo committees make a good effort to keep the ground good and consistent, but some don't. I like my local PRCA rodeo, because every single barrel gets raked by 3 people after every barrel racer. And they dig it well before the barrel racing starts. Keeps the playing field level!