What is Bareback Riding

The bareback event is the most physically demanding event in rodeo. The cowboy rides a bucking horse for eight seconds without benefit of a bridle or a saddle. Instead, his hand is wedged in a handhold made especially for each individual rider. This is called a rigging. The rider must ride with one hand only, and his free arm must not touch either the horse or himself. The cowboy must mark the horse out. This means that the cowboy must have his spurs at the point of the horses’ shoulder when he makes his first jump out of the chute. If he fails to do so, he is disqualified. The rider is scored on technique, as well as that fine line of being in control while looking almost wild, and his horse is judged on his bucking style, power, and difficulty

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Meet Bareback Rider Brian Bain, 2012 WNFR Qualifier

Bareback rider Brain Bain decided to turn up the heat this year and is on fire! Having finished 45th in the bareback world standings in 2010 with earnings of $19,889, this talented cowboy is ranked 5th in the world standings at the end of the regular season with more than $90,000 in earnings. So far this year, he has won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Id.), the Parada del Sol (Scottsdale, Az.), the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo, the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede and was co-champion at the Lynden (Wa.) PRCA Rodeo and the Lea County Fair and PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)....
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