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Bull Riding: The most dangerous timed event at a Rodeo. The Rider mounts the bull while still in a chute. The Cowboy holds onto a cinch strap that is tightened around the bulls' barrel and girth area. The other hand must be held above the shoulder and can not come below the level line of the shoulder during the ride, nor touch the Cowboy or the bull or the ride is disqualified. The Cowboy must stay mounted on the bull for a full 8 seconds. The ride is judged on the Rider's ability to stay with the Bull's movements, ride the Bull's rhythm, remain in control of the ride, and anticipate the Bull's next move in adapting to the changes in direction; and the difficulty of the Bull to ride.