I attended my first rodeo on Saturday night – it was all that I thought it would be. Alot of crazy stuff was going on – I can’t imagine what would possess someone to get onto a horse or a bull that they know is going to just try and buck them off. Apparently because the horses are taller it hurts alot to get thrown off them and that is why the cowboys try to hold on until the other cowboys can come and rescue them off. This guy rode the requisite eight seconds but then wound up holding on for nearly a minute because the horse wasn’t cooperating and the two cowboys couldn’t corral him enough to grab the rider off. They eventually got him but I can’t imagine how much pain his forearm was in.