Bull-riding champ J.B. Mauney on the intelligence of bulls, disregard for broken bones, and cowboy tattoos
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Why are those bulls so eager to throw you? Are you doing something to them?
Nuh-uh. I don't mess with them. They know their job, and they like doing it. I raised bulls for a while too, and some of them like bucking, and some of them could care less and run down the pen.
You won the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) championship last year, partly by being the first in more than 40 riders to survive eight seconds on the back of Bushwacker. What makes him such a difficult bull to ride?
He's got brains. He's smart. You can watch 20 videos of that bull, and he'll never do the same thing twice. He's big. He's strong. He's got the power. And when the gate opens, you can't really set a game plan for him. He'll feel you. Say you're sitting to the left a little bit--he'll hit and go right.