saddle bronc riding

The classic event of the rodeo that everyone comes to see.  Saddle bronc riding showcases the strength and agility of each rider for a fantastic display of athleticism.  As the horse jumps out of the gate, the rider will move his feet from the horse’s neck toward the back of the saddle, completely coordinated with the bronc’s actions.  While the bareback rider only has a small leather rig to hold onto, the saddle bronc rider holds on with one hand to the rope attached to his horse’s halter and attempts to stay in the saddle for 8 seconds.  The score is determined by the horse’s bucking action and the rider’s control and spurring.  They are sure to receive a better score for a – somewhat – smooth 8-second ride.  


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