macrumors demi-god
Original poster
May 5, 2008
The Misty Mountains
Went to the rodeo in Houston and did not remember how violent riding a bucking bronco was. I found it very interesting that most of the bare back bronco riders now wear neck braces and most of the bull riders wear helmets, I presume to minimize whiplash injuries and damage when kicked in the head. I see this as a sport with a short lifespan for most riders. While we were at there we saw a bull rider injury before the bull got out of the shoot.