Little Mutton Buster feels no pain – he’s Ironman
Tough as nails is an apt phrase to describe six-year-old Royce Teague IV, mutton buster.
Roycie, as he is called by his family, first rode when he was three years old. It was on his second ride some time later that a sheep stepped on his face.
“He looked at me and said that he didn’t feel any pain — he was Ironman,” said Roycie’s dad, Royce III. “It wasn’t until I was brushing his teeth that night and he told me to be careful that we could tell how bad it was.”
The sheep’s hoof had cut a gash along Roycie’s gums, and shoved in his two front teeth. So, Roycie received a new helmet — a full-face goalie helmet — to use when he rode sheep. See more in jennie Zeitler’s Morrison County Record story.