Rodeo stock contractors know that their animals are their livelihood.
They are expert stockmen and take pride in the conditioning and athletic ability of their animals. Like a well-trained human athlete, an animal can perform to the best of its ability only if it is healthy and in top physical condition.
Stock contractors sort, load and transport their own animals to rodeo events. They know which animals get along with each other, so they are loaded into their traveling compartments with that in mind. This helps to alleviate stress while traveling.