Keeping everyone safe at the Tucson Rodeo Parade

Published: Feb. 25, 2015 at 8:28 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2015 at 12:54 AM MST
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Source: Shirey Carlton Keene
Source: Shirey Carlton Keene

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Safety is always the top priority at the Tucson Rodeo Parade. There's an army of volunteers working hard to keep everyone along the parade route out of harm's way along with the entrants and animals.

In the months leading up to the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade, horses used in the parade ride around fire trucks and other loud obstacles to prepare, or desensitize, them for the big day. On the day of the parade you'll see dozens of entry marshals riding alongside the carriages. It's their job to keep everything running smoothly and be there to help in case a horse spooks or gets a little anxious.

Because of that, there are several items prohibited along the parade route:

1) No items that make loud noises (horns, whistles, cap guns, etc)

2) No umbrellas

3) No balloons

4) No dogs

5) No chairs in the grandstands

For the complete list of rules and regulations for the Tucson Rodeo Parade click here. For the Tucson Rodeo Parade route click here

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