Steer Wrestler Curtis Cassidy’s Tyson and Willy Are Top Notch Equine Athletes
Tyson is the powerhouse bay that backs into the box during the steer wrestling that has become a household name. He belongs to $2 million, multi-time National Finals Rodeo and Canadian Finals Rodeo bull dogger Curtis Cassidy.
Before Tyson, it was Willy, another standout equine partner that racked up over $4 million in career earnings before he was retired at the age of 24. His accomplishments include four average titles, four World Championships and over five Canadian Finals Rodeo titles. Willy was also a six-time Canadian Horse of the Year.
“[Willy] is just a great horse that obviously anybody would be super proud to own or have anything to do with and we were just fortunate that he fell into our hands. Then just got lucky and found another one. That’s Tyson. They’re different in a lot ways but they’re the same in a lot of ways, both great horses” Cassidy said.
Tyson is following in Willy’s footsteps as he continues to rack up career earnings. The number of steer wrestlers that want to ride Tyson is something that Cassidy says means a lot along with Tyson’s numerous Horse of the Year titles.
“It’s all your peers, guys that you compete against all year that have to vote. For them to vote him Horse of the Year, he obviously has turned some heads and impressed some guys… For them to vote him three years in a row Horse of the Year, I think it’s super cool” he said.