Contestant will be mounted on horse back and ride down to the tethered goat. Rider must then dismount, throw the goat by hand and tie any three feet securely with a leather thong or piggin string. Time starts when any part of the horse crosses the start line and will stop when the contestant signals completion of the tie by releasing the string. Goat must stay tied for five seconds. Ladies Goat Tying is done by females, Junior and PeeWee Goat Tying may be done by females or males.