The very best cowboys compete in the vaunted Mesquite Rodeo, otherwise known as the Mesquite ProRodeo. For almost three months, the competition is fierce in classic rodeo events, including bareback, steer wrestling and bull riding. The prize money attracts top talent to this series. Outside of the main season there are smaller events in April and December. Mesquite is 14 miles straight east of Dallas. Note that there are always animal treatment issues around rodeos. Sensitive viewers may be disturbed.