5 Year Olds Try to Ride Sheep in 'Mutton Bustin' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

One of the more popular events at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show is "mutton bustin." reports that small children try to ride sheep like a cowboy would a bucking bronco. The child who stays on the longest wins.

According to KTRK, the kids hold on for dear life as the sheep are released into a pen (video below). states, "Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 6 years old and not weigh more than 55 pounds."

Sources:,, KTRK