Retired rodeo star brings rodeo and free clinic to Malheur County on Wednesday

Tom Reeves, riding strong on the circuit, is putting on a free clinic this week for youth to learn skills for the arena – and for life. (Submitted photo)

ONTARIO – When Tom Reeves retired from the professional rodeo circuit in 2005 and returned home to South Dakota, he realized he needed to get involved to curb what he saw as a growing atmosphere of youth apathy, suicides and drug addiction.

A lot had changed at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota since Reeves departed on one of the most spectacular . . .