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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Days of '47 Rodeo begins Monday night, but earlier in the day rodeo clowns visited the Dancing Moose Montessori School in Salt Lake City and showed the kids how they keep cowboys safe.
The preschoolers rode barrels on stick ponies, roped wooden steers and learned that the bullfighting side of clowning isn't all fun and games.
"We're out there to make sure the kids have fun and everything and then also, you know, during the bull riding time we're still joking around, cracking up and stuff, but it's also serious," said Dustin Brewer, a rodeo clown and bullfighter. "We take care of our bull riders and make sure they get to go to the next rodeo safe."
The Days of '47 Rodeo takes place at the newly-renamed Maverik Center in West Valley City, formerly known as the E Center. It runs Monday, July 19, through Saturday, July 24, in honor of Pioneer Day.