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Saddle Bronc Riding: Horses are again mounted within the chute area. The horse is saddled with a "skeleton" version of a western saddle. The horse wears a halter with a lead rope attached for the Rider to hold, and to maintain balance and control with. Just as in the Bareback Riding, the rider must spur over the horse's shoulder prior to the front feet landing on the ground during the first jump or buck from the chute in order for the ride to qualify. Spurring action during the ride must be long, smooth and rhythmic during the ride for a good score. The Ride is judged on the difficulty of the ride, control of the Rider over the horse, and the action of the Rider during the ride. The Rider must remain on the horse and active for a minimum of 8 seconds.