On tonight’s episode of “Way Out West,” fans got to enjoy the antics of the three families from Idaho who run rival outfitting businesses; the Youren, Bullock and Korell families. They are sure to give you a few laughs as they do their thing in the wilderness, while competing against each other as their families have done for over a century.
The episode titled, “Horsing Around” brings the three families who travel six hours to Salmon, Idaho, north near the Montana border, for the annual Salmon Select Horse Sale. Besides the sale, there are western-style events for all members of the family. This event brings people from far and wide to witness and compete in the contests, all for the prize of a belt buckle. The calf roping event gave the Yourens a leg up on the competition as Harry Youren wins the first belt buckle.
Buckle bunnies are the groupies who hang around events like this, just to find a man. They especially like the ones who win the buckles, hence the nickname.
Harry Youren was in the lead in the trail competition. However, Dali Korell won the belt buckle for the women when her horse went through all the difficult steps without a miss, to declare her the winner. The Korell boys won the wolf calling contest, as it has always been a kid competition; however, men, women and kids entered this year. The traditional mule race was held before the horse auction, as Matt Youren decided to make a grand entrance. He surely made a jackass out of himself when he fell off the mule.
Harry did not think he was going to sell his $1,000 horse, but his trick of picking up the rope sent the bidders into the mode, and he sold for $8,500, making Harry a very happy horse trader on this episode of “Way Out West.”