10 Questions with PRCA Saddle Bronc Rider, Cole Elshere:
RodeoChat: What’s a typical day in the life of Cole Elshere like?
Cole Elshere: Well today we rode horses all day putting bulls with the cows.
RodeoChat: Are these your own bulls and cows or were you just helping out a friend on his ranch?
Cole Elshere: They are my cattle mixed in with my dads.
RodeoChat: Now let’s talk some saddle bronc riding.. How’d you pick up what they call the “saddle bronc riding fever” ?
Cole Elshere: I watched my cousins Ryan and JJ ride broncs when I was little and just wanted to follow their lead.
RodeoChat: At what age did you get on your first bronc, and what was it like riding for your first time?
Cole Elshere: I got on 2 barebacks when I was 11, and a bronc for the first time when I was 13. I was very nervous.
RodeoChat: How did you do on your first bareback and bronc? Did you last for 8? Did the horse go crazy in the bucking chutes?
Cole Elshere: I did not make the whistle on any of them. Haha, they were colts they were as scared as I was.
RodeoChat: Now your riding with the big dogs.. What steps did you take to reach the “pro” level?
Cole Elshere: I rode at every level growing up and after going to college I felt prepared to hit the pro trail.
RodeoChat: What was the first pro rodeo you ever entered? Also, do you remember the horse you drew?
Cole Elshere: Went to Lincoln Nebraska and got on war wagon of mossbruckers. Did not fair too well.
RodeoChat: So I hear you’re gonna be in a movie about Casey Tibbs. Care to share more info?
Cole Elshere: I get to portray Casey Tibbs in a documentary film. I get to do some acting and mostly stunts assuming knowing Casey’s story.
RodeoChat: Wicked! So have you ever been in a movie before or is this your first big acting role?
Cole Elshere: This will be my first acting experience since grade school plays haha.
RodeoChat: Nice! So what’s one wicked bronc you do not want to see your name next to?
Cole Elshere: Billings of rafter G been on him 4 times. 2 buck offs and rode him twice broke my hand one of the times I rode him.
– Paige Gregory –
RodeoChat Host & Founder