Midnight, the greatest bucking horse of all time began his rodeo career by bucking off his owner Jim McNab of Fort Macleod Alberta after a car backfired. McNab then sold the black horse to stock contractor Peter Welch and Strawberry Red Wall, producers for Canadian rodeos in the 1920s. After acquiring Midnight they increased their string by adding a smaller black horse called Tumbling Mustard from the Sarcee Indian reservation. Col. Jim Eskew, a noted producer of eastern rodeos, bought the pair and then sold them to Verne Elliott and Ed McCarty. Midnight retired in the mid 1930's. Midnight was inducted in 1979 to thePRCA - ProRodeo Hall of Fame and in 1981 to the CPRHF - Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.