Class of 2020
In 1964 Lyle met Curley Heath, a barrel man, that introduced him to Bull fighting, and Lyle never looked back.
Lyle’s first rodeo as a Bull fighter was the Treasure Valley Roundup in 1964. Buhler fought bulls at many rodeos in Idaho, Oregon and Utah including New Plymouth, Wieser, Emmett, Mt Home, Glenns Ferry, Grangeville, Filer and Homedale Idaho. Working 20 plus rodeos a year for 19 years.
1972 through 1978 Lyle was the ICA Rodeo Clown of the year, that’s 7 consecutive years. Lyle was awarded Dirk Anderson’s Bronze of himself fighting “Pale Face” a notoriously nasty bull that no one wanted to draw, let alone fight.
Lot’s of Cowboys told Lyle, “He saved their lives”. Buhler took a lot of muckin and horning, but loved being in the arena.
Lyle Served on the Caldwell Night Rodeo board of 49 years, President in 1977 and 1978.
He still loves being in the Arena.