Ask Carson and Colton Kreider why they decided to take part in the Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association events and you get the same answer from the fraternal twins.
"I like riding my horse," each said when the question was put to them separately.
Colton won Rookie of the Year honors in the boys Division II during the finals in Sturgis earlier this month. Carson was leading in points to become the girls Rookie of the Year winner, but she did not have a successful first night at the two-day event, her father said.
Riding horses may not be the only reason the twins are involved in rodeos. Their parents, Russell "Rusty" Kreider and Cheryl Dorman, taught roping to youngsters in Boyle County in 1996.
At the time, Colton and Carson were 5 years old and didn't participate in rodeo events. Now 13 years old, the twins are old enough to rope and participate in competitive rodeoing.