Legendary cowboy, Larry Mahan passes away at the age of 79

Larry Mahan, one of the greatest cowboys in ProRodeo history, passed away recently at the age of 79.

Mahan appeared at the NFR 26 times, was named the Bull Riding World Champion in 1965 and 1967, and won six All-Around Gold Buckles. Later in 1979, he was one of the first inductees to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

When he was not on the dirt, he was making business deals in the boot and hat collections, he was in the studio recording a country album with Warner Brothers, and was the focal point of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Great American Cowboy.”

The Cowboy Channel will be airing a special Western Sports Round-up to honor the life and legacy of Larry Mahan on Monday, May 8 at 6 PM ET. There will also be a special Rural America Live on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel dedicated to Mahan at 8 PM ET.

Western Sports Shows
Every week on RFD-TV, “Total Team Roping” will bring you tips, training hints, and some inside knowledge to make your heading or heeling skills improve. Topics regularly covered include: horsemanship, groundwork, rope handling, practice techniques, equipment, horse care, catching and handling cattle – and much more!
The LEGENDS of the Western Sports World are highlighted in this series, exploring their life and career at the top of their game.
“Cowboys of Thunder” follows longtime PBR legends, friends, and former Hall of Fame riders Luke Snyder and Ross Coleman as they lead a legion of thunderous cowboys on their journey to take home the PBR Team Series Championship in its inaugural season.
Each week on Cowboy Channel, “PBR Now!” recaps all the action from the dirt and behind the chutes of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) with in-depth analysis.
Produced in partnership with the National Little Britches Rodeo Association (NLBRA), the “Little Britches Rodeo” is an event famous for its slogan: “Where Legends Begin.” And it’s true, “Little Britches Rodeo” has helped to produce some of the top professional cowboys and cowgirls.