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Rodeo - Bulldogging

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 15 February 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event in which a horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by twisting its horns.

The other rider is there he help guide the steer.

Like all other rodeo events, steer wrestling is under fire by animal rights advocates. Modern rodeos in the United States are closely regulated and have responded to accusations of animal cruelty by instituting a number of rules to guide how rodeo animals are to be managed.

*A 200mm lens was not quite enough for the distance, low light, & action of this rodeo series.

NIKON D5000 1/200 second F/5.3 ISO 2500 240 mm (35mm equiv.)

jean pierre from paris, France

excellente photo d'action!! amitiés

15 Feb 2014 8:15am

Marie-France from Angers, France

excellent ! belle prise !

15 Feb 2014 4:48pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent viewpoint - I guess they have to have rules for everything nowadays

15 Feb 2014 5:54pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Excellent shot of this action.

15 Feb 2014 6:22pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic moment captured! Love the action!

15 Feb 2014 8:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of this tough cowboy wrestling that steer. I was never tough enough to do that. I did ride a young steer around the barnyard once. He ran next to the fence and ripped my bluejeans. :-)

15 Feb 2014 9:12pm

@Steve Rice: ;-))

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Fantastic moment beautifully framed!

16 Feb 2014 8:46am

L'angevine from Angers, France

impressionnant

16 Feb 2014 10:08am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I can only imagine how hard that would be on their bodies!

18 Feb 2014 11:52am

NIKON D5000
1/200 second
F/5.3
ISO 2500
240 mm (35mm equiv.)