Bull Riding is a not just a sport, it is a lifestyle. The rider must be in good physical condition and have low body fat so he can stay on the bull. At Heavenly Acres in Screven, Georgia, Bull riding is one of the most popular events. It’s exciting to watch someone try to stay on a bull for 8 seconds. Bull riding teaches confidence and discipline. A young rider must be dedicated to a regular workout schedule and be willing to practice to improve their performance.
So you if you want to give it a try, your first step is to see a doctor and get a complete physical. Tell him what you are about to do, in turn he will tell you where your personal health limitations are. Start working out to build muscle and strength.
Find someone who can show you the technique of Bull Riding and guide you while you are learning. Learn all you can.
Bull riding is fun and entertaining to watch. There is only a rope wrapped around the hand to hold on to. You can not touch the bull or anything with your free hand. The time to make is a full 8 seconds. Some get thrown off fairly soon while some can stay on the 8 seconds. Cowboys who ride bulls have to have strength, balance, stamina, and coordination. Mental preparation is also an important part of bull riding.
Because there has been a 15-fold increase in prize money for professional bull riders, and bull riding competitions are on T.V., There has been a great increase in the interest of the sport of bull riding.