There is a lot of talk going on today about football, hockey and boxing being a dangerous sport. The sport of bull and bronc riding has to be a dangerous sport compared to football, hockey and boxing. Why is rodeo bull riding so dangerous?
These bull riders may only be on the bull for only a couple of seconds, but a couple of seconds is all it takes to have your face smashed in by the bulls head. Other bull riders have been, dragged, stomped on, and landed on by, bulls. Keep in mind that these bulls weigh anywhere from 1,000 to nearly 2,000 pounds of solid angry muscle.
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, because a 1,000-pound bull could throw a cowboy fifteen to twenty feet in the air with nothing but the solid ground to fall on. Not only that after you fall you have an angry bull charging after you at full speed, and if he gets a hold of you, it is most of the time game over.
There has been talk that after some cowboy’s are injured they still want to get back on a bull and ride again. However, after cracking heads with a 1,000 pound animal many bull riders never want to see another bull again. On the other hand, some bull riders live for the adrenaline rush that comes from riding bulls, and often times heal up, then you see then right back out there riding bulls again.
Bull riding is a dangerous sport, because you see there is a rope, that is, tied underneath the bull and your hand is, wrapped in this rope. So therefore, if you are, thrown off the bull and your hand is, caught in the rope. You could be, dragged under the bull and stomped severely, before you can get your hand loose.
However, you are not the only one in the arena when this happens; there are rodeo clowns that have been, trained to taunt the bull to get it to stop. On the other hand, the rodeo clowns will keep the bull away from you, after you have been, thrown on the ground.
These people put their lives on the line on a daily basis, and are at a much greater risk then the cowboy bull rider is, however, they are not the ones climbing on a 1,000-pound bull. Now, that you have discovered why bull riding is so dangerous. You see why there are a select few, which will actually get on the bull and hang on for the entire 8 seconds.