Animal-rights group says it has evidence of horses being prodded with electricity; rodeo officials insist practice followed PRCA rules

But it's unclear if any city ordinance was broken
CHEYENNE - An animal welfare group says its members observed consistent shocking of horses during this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo.

If true, that would be an apparent violation of a city ordinance and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Representatives of SHARK, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, a Geneva, Ill.,-based group, attended all nine days of the CFD rodeo.

They sat in the B stand on the west side of Frontier Park and used still and video cameras with zoom lenses. They captured what they say was a pattern of consistent shocking of horses in the chutes across the arena.

The winner of this year's saddle bronc event won the title while riding a horse that was electrically shocked, said Steve Hindi, president of SHARK.

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