Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves riding on a bull that attempts to throw off ("buck") the rider. Participants attempt to remain on the bull for at least eight seconds after the gate of the holding pen is released. In competitions, participants are judged based on their showmanship and control as well as the bull’s ability to buck. Participants receive higher scores if they are able to show a sense of control in syncing their movement with those of the bull. Participants can only hold onto the rope attached to the bull with one hand, and must keep the other arm free in the air for the full eight seconds. Due to the power of the specially trained bull, there is a high risk of injury associated with this rodeo sport.
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The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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