HELENA — The head of the Professional Bull Riders Association thinks Montana lawmakers really stepped in it when they rejected a measure to recognize the fourth Saturday in July as the "National Day of the Cowboy."
Professional Bull Riders Association CEO Sean Gleason tells The Great Falls Tribune he "has a burr in his saddle" after the state House vote and he considered moving this weekend's PBR event in Billings next year.
Gleason says in a Facebook post that he reconsidered because he couldn't abandon the fans "over the small-minded act of short-sighted politicians."
The House rejected the resolution on April 4 after some legislators wanted to add "cowgirl" because the resolution wasn't inclusive enough.
Montana would have been the 15th state to participate in observing the National Day of the Cowboy.