She's the six-year-old reporter who has scored some big interviews, like with world-famous ballerina Misty Copeland.

But, Ruby Dee has swapped her ballet shoes for cowboy boots.

She went to the National Western Stock Show to interview a few mutton busters (you know, the little kids who ride sheep).

Well, much to the surprise of everyone (including her mom, 9NEWS reporter TaRhonda Thomas), Ruby Dee's western spirit kicked in, and she decided to try her hand at the sport.

How long did she hold on (and did her mom faint)?

You'll just have to watch the video to find out.