such a Cutie "Josh Fulgham walks with his son, Jacob Fulgham, as he shows his miniature Hereford, Jack, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March Photo Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle"
Sarah Kowalik lowers Swifty the piglet into a tank of water as she tries to get it ready to swim across the tank during the Pig Races in the Kids Country area. Photo by Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle
Niki Cammaert carries the American flag while riding a horse bareback during the National Anthem before at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March Photo by James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle
Flashy performances by Lindsay Sears earned her during RodeoHouston. While resting her beloved sorrel mare Martha, barrel racer Lindsay Sears endured a long, dry winter.
Kaycee Field hangs on to Dakota Babe in the bareback riding competition during Cinch Super Shootout on March Photo by Smiley N.
Fireworks fill the stadium during the performance of the national anthem on the rodeo's last day on March 2013 Photo by Smiley N.
The public named this day-old Jersey Dairy calf John Wayne. It was on display at the Birthing Center on March Photo Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle
Participants in the grand entry wave as they ride out of the stadium on the last day of the rodeo on March Photo Smiley N.
A couple of newborn pigs rest in the Birthing Center on March Mayra Beltran // Houston Chronicle
Joe Vega, said he's been showing cattle at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since he was Even if I didn't need the money I'd come here, Vega said. Photo by Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Valley Lodge Trail Ride 2012 Trail Boss: Randy Pharr
A bull shows off for potential buyers at Reliant Arena. Photo by Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle