Sam Hunt on horsin' around as a kid: Snowball, Jiggalo and Hunt's horse riding past

This isn’t Sam Hunt’s first rodeo
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As an avid fan of extra long white tees and Reeboks, Sam Hunt doesn’t quite strike us as the “horse riding type,” but boy do we stand corrected.

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The Cedartown, GA native recently shared his memories of riding and showing horses when he was younger and the desire he had to become a bull rider.

“Every day after school I would go to a babysitter in elementary school and they had horses,” Sam told Audacy’s Rob + Holly.

“I started riding and showing horses with them… I would ride in some of the shows and I got a horse when I was probably 10,” he recalled. “A Mustang named Comanche, and then I had a paint horse named Snowball and I had another horse named Jiggalo, which I didn’t name,” Hunt said while laughing.

Falling in love with the horses was just the beginning for 7 year-old Hunt, who continued to broaden his horizons exploring other farm sports and activities, including bull riding.

“We had goats and calves, I wanted to get into bull riding, so we had some steers out at the cabin,” he said. “I had spurs and the whole thing. I wanted to rodeo when I got older.” OK, Sam Hunt… leave some talent for the rest of us!

Needless to say, the rodeo dream didn’t work out for Hunt, who later explored a career in professional football, but ultimately rose to fame as a singer-songwriter.

Check out Rob + Holly’s full interview with Hunt above to hear why he likes wearing bathing suits, who his favorite new artists are, and when we can expect new music.

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