By Wrangler Network contributor, Charlie Coon
Jed Moore is a natural teacher. He rode bucking bulls professionally until three-and-a-half years ago and is now employed as the rodeo coach at Colorado Northwestern College. Moore also just led his 10th annual bull riding school in Cheyenne, Wyo. and Fort Collins, Colo., May 30 to June 1.
Like many who realize at a young age that teaching and coaching are their forte, same goes for Moore. He did not rise to stardom in the pro ranks and while he had a steady career in the Mountain States region – Moore most of all stood as a respected member of the bull riding brotherhood.
Classroom lessons are seen by Moore to be just as important as what is done in the practice arena since the ProRodeo road is marked by numerous diversions that can easily hinder progress and success. Moore told his students that if they don’t believe in themselves no one else will. See Moore’s teaching in action here:
‘Travels with Charlie’ is a series of features by Charlie Coon produced exclusively for the Wrangler Network. Using the penname Curtis Scott, Mr. Coon has provided stories for the past 20 years to such outlets as The History Channel Magazine, American Heritage and the Denver Post. He is based in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he serves as coordinator for the state of Wyoming’s cowboy marketing program. Coon and cameraman Mike McCrimmon put together news, sports, and human interest features on a semi-regular basis for TV stations in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.