Steer undecorating is a rodeo sport that involves ripping a ribbon from a steer’s back as quickly as possible. At the beginning of the competition, the steer sits between two horseback rides: the participant and the “hazer,” whose role is to prevent the steer from moving too far away to the side. The steer is given a head start before the participant rides after and catches up to the steer, bends down, pulls the ribbon off the steer's body, and hold it aloft. As this is a timed event, the fastest time wins the competition.
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The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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