National Geographic : 1956 Oct
504 Brahman Bull Tosses a Cowboy Like a Rag Doll In bull riding, rodeo's most dangerous event, the cowboy tries to stay atop a ton of murder for eight seconds. His only anchor is a loose rope around the animal's middle. +On his feet, the rider must now run for his life. A clown (right) jumps in and out of his barrel to divert the bull's attention. Horns are blunted, the only concession to safety.