Wearing a brimmed hat and sporting a shiny belt buckle, Rodney Crosby slid out of his pickup truck and walked with a slight limp over to his horse Cash. Cash’s ears perked up as the former state and national rodeo champion talked to the well-groomed horse.
This is the same horse Crosby was riding when he was injured in a steer-roping competition, separating his pelvis. The challenge of roping a steer or busting a bucking bronco is in the past; now Crosby is fighting medical bills and unemployment.
Fortunately Crosby has the support of his friends and family, and some folks he has never met, to help. Supporters are holding the Rodney Crosby Benefit Rodeo on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Winding Trails Ranch located at 3105 405th Court East in Myakka City.
For a $5 donation, you can watch rodeo teams display their skills and help a struggling cowboy.