Grady Loveland, 12, will remember the centennial celebration for Wagon Mound Bean Day for years to come.
On Saturday, during the rodeo, he rode a steer for a score of 74. Loveland, from Raton, was visibly thrilled after his ride.
“It was cool,” Loveland said minutes following his ride.
His mother, Tina Gallegos, was both proud and anxious.
“This is the first time I’ve seen him ride. Feels like I was going to have a heart attack when he was riding,” she said.