He says he wants to enter the calf riding at the next junior rodeo...you knew it would come to this! But this is his dream and how do you say no? Actually, you probably won't say "no" but you will make sure you keep him safe. Junior roughstock riding has come a long way. Today, in most associations across the country, protective gear such as vests and mouthpieces are required. While helmets aren't required in all associations, they are becoming more popular, as well. Don't let him get on that calf's back without having that pretty smile protected!