What is Bull Riding

Bull riding is considered the most dangerous event in rodeo. As with the other rough stock events, the cowboy must stay on the bull for eight seconds to receive a score. He must ride with one hand and the free arm must not touch the animal or himself. Half of the score is for the bull and the other half for the rider. Unlike saddle bronc or bareback, spurring the bull is not required, but extra points might be added if the rider does so – dressing the bull up, as it were. There is no required mark out rule as with the other two events.

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Meet Bull Rider Bobby Welsh

In the world of bull riding, most people know the name Bobby Welsh. His father was the first one in the family to rodeo, and that same bug bit Welsh when he was just a youngster. “I began riding bulls when I was seven, so this is my 20th year.” ...
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