Bull Riding

Bulls are huge, and heavy, and not very happy to have cowboys on their backs. I find them to be surprisingly graceful for being such big beasts. Notice the rodeo clowns at either side of the pic, ready and alert.. Uh, oh! There he goes…. It’s not all clowning around, this is exactly what these rodeo clowns do… jump in to take the hit if necessary. They have such a scary (to me) job, but they are really good at it, and are vital for the safety of the cowboy. Hope you all enjoyed our little venture into the wild west, next up is steer roping.

family, travelling • Thursday, August 12th, 2010 • 8 Comments »
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8 Responses to “Bull Riding”

  1. Rattling On says:

    We used to ride the cows in the fields when I was young. They were quite docile. I seem to remember my cousin catching something from one of them, I think it was ringworm…yeuch!! Not as energetic as the guys in your photos, I wouldn’t want to be a clown.

  2. There are a couple of very big bulls in the fields near us – but I don’t think I’ll try riding them!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    frayedattheedge, probably a good idea 🙂

  4. I always wanted to see a rodeo! cool photos!

  5. val says:

    How Fantastic! I loved reading about the Broncos and the Bulls. How did you manage to take such awesome photos? Growing up in the 50’s our entertainment was usually a cowboy movie, I still watch them now :0) – so seeing your post is like a breath of fresh air. My niece and family live in Calgary which also has this kinda thing.
    Life looks so sleepy here in Oxfordshire England!
    Have a great day and keep blogging :0)
    Val

  6. Mousy Brown says:

    Wow – I wouldn’t like to try that but it sure looks fun to watch! I’ll show the boys tomorrow – they are amazed at what goes on near you! xx

  7. Great photos! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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