Sunday, February 28, 2010

This ain't no pony ride............



Bull riding is the most popular, and with out a doubt, the most dangerous event in professional rodeo. Agility, balance, upper body control and strong legs are essential characteristics for the successful bull rider whose size averages 5'8" tall and 150 pounds. Judges look for good body position, control and use of the free arm, while touching the animal, himself or his equipment with his free hand or failing to complete an eight second ride will disqualify the contestant. As in all roughstock events, half the score in bull riding is based on the contestant's performance and the other half on the bulls performance as the judges consider the bull's strength, power, speed, how much he spins and how much he jumps and kicks. A 100 point score is perfect. Most of the best riders achieve scores in the high 80's....

After 9 days of competitive rodeo, the prize money is awarded today and only a few of the over 700 cowboys and cowgirls that participated in the disciplines of Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Women's Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding will go home with some prize money and the prestigious Gold Buckle. They have come from all over the country to compete and have put on a really great show. A show that has become an annual Tucson tradition for 85 years........... Future rodeo contestant's

2 comments:

AMalwayswriting said...

Haha this is so cool! How do you even get videos on your blog? I love it! I can't wait to see the Western atmosphere one day!

Arizona Girl said...

Always something new to learn in the blogging world and sometimes it happen by accident....