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| 7 min

Bareback bronc riding is not for the faint of heart. The risk of serious and possibly fatal injury looms with each buck and kick. For Liam Marshall, it’s a thrill he’s always known growing up in the Big Muddy Valley, in rural Saskatchewan. Training to compete and become a bareback champion requires his complete focus. It’s clear that it fills his every waking moment (when he’s not checking his cellphone). Surrounded by family and providing inspiration to his three younger brothers, this brave teenager holds on tight to a tradition that’s been passed down through generations.

  • writer
    Kristin Catherwood
  • director
    Kristin Catherwood
  • director of photography
    aAron Munson
  • editor
    Andrew MacCormack
  • sound designer
    Cary Ciesielski
  • mentoring director
    Robin Schlaht
  • sound recordist
    Tim Bender
  • 2nd camera operator
    Taryn Snell
  • stills photographer
    Carey Shaw
  • assistant editor
    Peter Giffen
  • horse wrangler
    Boyd Jacobson
    Jonathan Kmita
    Tom Bingham
    Tim Fawn
    Kevin Hawreluik
  • technical co-ordination
    Luc Binette
    Candice Desormeaux
  • technical support - editing
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • administrator
    Bree Beach
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • associate producer
    Dara Moats
  • producer
    Jon Montes
  • executive producer
    David Christensen


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