Bareback riding

The ultimate test of a true cowboy and arguably the most physically demanding event of the rodeo – bareback riding.  The only thing between the rider and the horse is a small leather rig and handle, similar to a suitcase handle. The rider holds on with only one arm and prepares for his ride.  Once he nods his head the gate opens. The rider will have to roll his spurs in rhythm back and forth with the horse’s bucking movements.  The rider attempts to stay on as long as possible, but that’s not the only thing they’re judged on!  Length of ride, spur technique, the degree to which their toes are turned out during spurring and, of course, style.

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