Both his daddy and his granddaddy were bull riders. Jon started riding when he was 5 years old and after 9 years the boy is practically a veteran. They only let him ride steers, which really ‘chaps his ass’, pun intended, but he will be 15 in April and then can start riding the big bulls.
One of the neat things about going to small local forums is that I can walk around and watch what the cowboys do to prepare for their ride. Here Jon is working on the baling wire on his spurs that go under the heel of his boots to help keep them from slipping when he gets hooked into the hide of the bull.
Waiting his turn. There were 21 entries in the bull riding division so they ran out 10 of the bull riders, then ran Jon’s group, the steer riders, then the mutton busters which was won by a GIRL!!! Wooo Hoooo!!! Then came time for Jon’s group.
He asked me if I could video his ride for him and I told him I’d try. I’d only done it once so here is my try at video with my point and shoot camera…
Except for the fact that I can’t figure out how to get it to download. I’m unloading my boxes as fast as I can to try and figure it out. I know where the video is, it is the verbiage that is killing me. I give them (those gremlins that reside in my computer) the answers to the questions as best as I can figure out but then I get something like the path is incorrect or the name isn’t right for the transition to be made and my ever favorite, ” You’re an idiot that can’t figure out shit about computers!”
When I do figure it out I’ll have a bunch of videos to share. Right now I think I’ll go back to bed and cry myself to sleep.