Steer Wrestling

Steer Wrestling requires teamwork. Two men and two horses must work in harmony. The steer is allowed out of the chute first, after he has a head start, the bulldogger and the hazer ride out to catch him. The hazer’s job is to keep the steer in line. The bulldogger leans out over the side of his horse, grabs the steer by its horns, and drops out of the saddle and onto the ground, where he immediately twists the steer’s head to make it lie down. This is the quickest event in rodeo, requiring agility and strength as well as teamwork. The steer is usually twice the weight of the cowboy, and the action takes place while travelling at 30 miles an hour.

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