The Rodeo Round Up team was very excited and happy to be able to spend some time with stock contractor Matt Scharping of Jared Allen’s Homes For Wounded Warriors Bull Team and document the true bond that he has between human and animal. For anyone that has ever wanted to see for themselves what love and devotion actually means I can tell you from first-hand experience that it does not get any closer than it is between Scharping and the bovine athletes that he is in charge of.
Matt Scharping and Lane’s Magic Train
Photo Credit: AVID Visual Imagery Rodeo Photography
Matt Scharping knows the bull business and what these bovine athletes need and the love and admiration that he gives them shows everyone that these bulls are as much family to him as his wife and kids are. We got a chance to sit down with Scharping while in Las Vegas covering the 2015 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals. Jason and the Rodeo Round Up team visited the bull housing facility at the South Point Hotel and Casino on Saturday afternoon to catch some absolutely amazing moments between him and his “best friend” Lane’s Magic Train.
Scharping, who lives in Minnesota, was introduced to me just about two years ago while I was running sound for his Jared Allen’s Homes For Wounded Warriors Bull Riding event held in his hometown of Arlington, Minnesota. Since then I have followed the special bond that these two carry with each other and was invited to come capture it live while in Las Vegas. It was a very special and emotional day for me and my team to see how much trust there is between these two giants of the professional bull riding world.
There are always the skeptics that talk about how rodeo animals are abused and not treated properly. I know that everyone has a right to their opinion but I would ask you to reserve judgement until you watch the video that shows you the love and devotion that Matt Scharping has for each and everyone of the animals in his care. When you talk about love and trust you have to look no further than that of Scharping and Lane’s Magic Train. He talks about how his bond started and what his animal athletes mean to him and his family. Watch the exclusive video below to see for yourselves. Feel free to share this video and leave your comments for Matt and his family to show him what this video means to you!!
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