Okay, the bronc' bustin' was pretty exciting but the bull ridin' has to be the ultimate in rodeo! Those bulls can really twist around. The pictures are a little blurry because of low light and the animals just really moved FAST. This guy was out of the gate and on the ground in all of 3 seconds!
|Out of the gate|
It takes WAY longer for them to get all situated than it does for the actual ride! And those clowns there? They are no joke. They are a very integral part of the show. Those guys really know their stuff and they get right in there and make sure no one gets hurt all the while entertaining the crowd with corny jokes and antics. Here's a clown at work protecting a rider until he can get out of the arena.....
|Clown on the Job|
This guy managed to stay on through the buzzer but it was still measured in seconds. And here you can see that even if you stay on getting _off_ is a challenge to yet overcome!
|The Ride Begins|
I've concluded that all of this is pretty tricky business!