“There’s me and my little brother riding in the family right now. When I did something wrong, they were there to help me correct myself. I know there’s a bunch of kids down there, that I know could do it…”
Troy Tuni, 19
Rock Point, Arizona
A serious young man, but quick to smile, Troy Tuni is descended from a long line of Navajo cowboys and bull riders. Rodeo is in his blood, and he wants more Native youths to feel the thrill of riding rough stock on the Indian National circuit and beyond.
In the vastness of the Arizona plains, the Tuni family ranch is edged by history. Life is hard here, but the Diné have worked with horse and land to carve a way of life that’s lasted centuries.