Ralph A. Clark is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed work about the rodeo and Western lifestyle for five years. He has competed professionally in both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association as a bareback bronc rider. After receiving a career-ending injury, Ralph turned to writing about his experience in the rodeo and is a freelance writer and a member of the Western Writers of America. His articles and stories have appeared in several magazines and newspapers.
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