Bull Riding

Rodeo competitions originated in the early days from basic ranch tasks, such as breaking saddle horses to branding and doctoring calves. Through the years Bullriding has become a popular fan favorite. Bullriding is typically a small framed Cowboy, roughy 140lbs, climbing on the back of a 2000 lb bull. Once the Cowboy has successfully strapped his loose braided bull rope around the bull he’ll tie his hand in and keep his “free hand” in the air, then he’ll nod for the chute gate to open. This rope does not hurt the bull in any way, it only is pulled snug enough as to not slip while the rider holds on for dear life. During the 8 seconds, he may not touch the bull, slap or assist himself in any way with his free hand for those 8 seconds to get a score.

Getting Familiar With Bullriding

Come see what our rodeo is all about at one of our bullriding events!
The bulls are all different in their bucking patterns, some may spin in a circle, some may kick high and jump or try all of these maneuvers to make it harder on the cowboy to cover, or ride. Rodeo bulls are animal athletes, they are raised, cared for and tended to like any professional athlete is. The American Bucking Bull is cared for by a Stock Contractor that provides special feed blends, fresh water, exercise programs and proper vet care. Some bulls even get regular visits by a chiropractor to ensure they are in top shape.

The size differences between man and beast as well as the care given to the bulls make Bullriding one of the most exciting and dangerous sports in the world. True Grit Rodeo sanctions it’s Bullriding events with SEBRA (Southern Extreme Bullriding Association) where our bulls and riders have a chance to qualify for the SEBRA National Finals. The top 35 Bullriders in the nation get to compete for over $25,000 in cash and multiple gold buckles. The bulls will compete for multiple buckles such as High Marked Bull of each round, and the two most prestigious awards, Bull of the Finals and Bucking Bull of the Year.