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Bull riding is the most dangerous of all the rodeo events. As with bareback riding and saddle bronc, bull riders ride with one hand and cannot touch the bull with the free hand. Bull riders hang on to a thickly braided rope with a cowbell attached. The cowbell acts as a weight, allowing the rope to safely fall off when the ride is over. Cowboys can spur for extra points, but just staying on the bull for 8 seconds is the main priority.

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The Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo started as an Old-Timers Rodeo years ago, but has since grown into a fully sanctioned PRCA event featuring some of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the country.


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