Brenham's Kysan Buckner

Brenham High School senior Kysan Buckner (left) sits with Sam Houston State University rodeo coach Edward “Bubba” Miller in March after signing her letter of intent to join the SHSU rodeo team.

Kysan Buckner has taken an age-old adage to heart, and also to college.

The 18-year-old Brenham High School senior signed with the Sam Houston State University rodeo team in late March, but not before breaking her right arm, enduring a years-long slump and getting “back on that horse” en route to a short and furious rise in the world of rodeo.

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