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When you think of bull riding you think of strong, athletic men. Well men aren’t just the only ones that bull ride. I know a few girl bull riders. Being a BULL RIDER you have to be strong. When my parents told me when I get on a bull it’ll put a new meaning cowboy/girl in my vocabulary. It’s true. But you have to have a strong heart also, most of the bull riders think that guys are the only ones that can. but thats not true at all. I am better than some of the guys and that apparently doesn’t look good for some of the guys because they don’t want to be known as the guy who got beat by a girl at bull riding! I love it, it is soooo much fun!

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  1. Avatar for Guest says

    Meena:

    Would you please visit my web site and click on the women’s bull riding section and then give me a call or send me an e-mail so we can discuss this topic in more detail

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions

  2. Avatar for Guestashley robinson says

    well im a girl im 13 nd i bullride.alot of guys tel lme i cant do it well i prove them worng ive rodeo bulls that the guys couldnt.im the only girl bullrider in the rodeo i go to achualy im the only girl bullrider in alot of rodeos but i love doing it and i have no fear in doing it i get to meet alot of grate people. i have alot of support from my family.

  3. Avatar for GuestMike Donnell says

    Ashley:

    Thanks, send me an e-mail with more details on your bull riding experience and plans. Where are you located?

    I’d like to hear from other women bull riders too.

    Mike Donnell

  4. Avatar for Guestashley says

    imlocated in bradenton. i have alot of plans for bullrideing but only one dream in bullrideing im hopeing to make it to the pbr and ride in one of the shows.

  5. Avatar for Guestashley says

    well I have a lot of plans and dreams for bullrideing. I want to be able to ride in the PBR and have a sponsor that will support me .I’ve had a lot of experiences in bullrideing iv broken my shoulders my arms I have a metal plate and 8 screws in my left arm I was rideing a bull nd I fell when I fell he stepped on my back nd my arm was next to me when the bulls foot slipped off my vest nd stepped on my arm nd snapped both bones in half. But I still do it because its like a drug once u do it u can never stop. I just want to be able to make it to the pbr and make some money so I can give half of whatever I make to the children with cancer.and I would also like to meet Adreano morias. If you would like to talk more about my bullrideing just email me back with your questions thank you

  6. Avatar for GuestMike Donnell says

    You might enjoy the “women Bull Riders Only” web site. Go to http://www.crazycriterjp.tripod.com and you should find it.

    My main question at this point is how often do you get on at a practice pen or in a rodeo/bull ride. Bull riding is like any other sport … the more you practice, the better you get. Getting on practice pen bulls, bucking machines and going to events to the extent your time and budget will allow is critical.

    Also, have you gone to any bull riding camps?

    If you can respond directly to the e-mail address on my web site, [email protected] it would be easier for me to read, archive and respond to future e-mails.

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions.
    Mike

  7. Avatar for GuestAlexandra says

    I’m 15 and I have been told a lot of different things, like girls not being able to do better than men in bull riding. I am going to compete next year. I’ve already found an association and stock contractor that will let me ride. I plan on being really good and going to the PBR, I have been riding horses ever since I was 4.
    My mom is really supportive, I am just getting gear ready!
    Go ahead if you have any suggestions and email me.

  8. Avatar for Guestmeena says

    THANKS GUYS for all of the comments… i have just returned from the best rodeo camp ever! Becomming Champions Rodeo camp. It is a christian camp and they treated me no different. When i checked in the women told me that the only difference between me and my friend was the tent we were staying in. it was true. i got hung up was the only problem but it was fun i knew it would happen sometime i have a myspace if u would like to look me up. http://www.myspace.com/meenaluvstyler thanks meena

  9. Avatar for GuestRebecca says

    hi i am from new jersey and am 19 i am really interesting in bull riding but i don’t know how to get in it i was wondering if there is anyway you could help … i have been riding horses every since i was little and have always wanted to get into bull riding but guys around me arent to understanding and i don’t anyone who could tell me where to go

  10. Avatar for GuestRebecca says

    if you could email me at stk36435loki.stockon.edu to let me know what steps i need to do it would be great thank you once again

  11. Avatar for Guest says

    hey the women bull riders only is my site, I really like to get feedback on it, so check it out. I’m not riding right now, I was getting banged up a lot, and it got me down. I’m still keeping the site up dated, and I’m still very willing to help out. theebullryder.proboards83.com is a good place to check out, it’s a message board for gals who want to ride, do ride, and for those who suport us.
    you all {guys and girl} keep your chin up and your heart on it.

    Jocelyn Martin

  12. Avatar for Guest says

    Jocelyn … Thanks for being willing to keep your web site up and help out others. Your comment about being hurt and letting it get you down says a whole lot about this sport. Part of it is how well you can ride .. the other part is how well you respond to set backs like injuries. I hope you get your spirits up and continue.

    I am still aggressively seeking opportunities to produce women’s bull riding events and always like to track the whereabouts and status of experienced bullrider

    Donnell Rodeo Promotions
    http://www.rodeopromotions.com

  13. Avatar for GuestBlueBerry Wine says

    Hey!
    I would love to be a bull riding some day soon. Say in the next year or so. When people at school ask me what I want to do when I grow up I say “Ride bulls” Some times random guys come up and go “are the girl that wants to ride bulls when you get older?” and laugh. And all I do is smile and say ” Ya. You got a problem with that.?” And they most of the time say no and go away. But, I just HATE it when guys think they can do things that us girls can. Its bull-sh*t and im sick of it. Im shocked that in ALL the rodeos iv been too not ONE girl has riden a bull…:o

  14. Avatar for Guest says

    BlueBerry …. Glad to see another girl wants to be a bull rider. We need more. Here are a few thoughts.

    1. Clean up the language and lose the attitude.. I hope you don’t speak like you write. It does not make you appear any “tougher.” I am assuming you hope to secure some sponsors along the way .. that’s not going to attract them. Watch the PBR on TV, especially the interviews and note how polite and gracious the top bull riders really are

    2. Go to as many bull riding camps as your time and $ allow.

    3. Go to practice pens as often as your time and $ will allow

    4. Be prepared for the pain and medical expenses associated with this sport

    5. Quit worrying about what the guys say and get busy proving them wrong. This is not a contest between you and them, it’s a contest between you and the next bull.

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions

  15. Avatar for GuestFran says

    Women riding bulls isn’t a new concept. I’m 57 but in my early twenties practiced on the bucking rig for months before entering a rodeo to ride the bulls. It was fun and exciting and I did no worse than most of the guys.

  16. Avatar for GuestLorett Guzman Mills says

    All Women And Girls bull and calf riding please call me Lorett Guzman Mills I am a professional bullrider and have great opportunities to offer girls who atre riding and girls who are learning Womans Roughstock Foundation 702 466 8041

  17. Avatar for GuestAmanda says

    I just lost a firend and it made me relize how short life is. I am 18 and love the sport of bull riding. After the loss of my friend it made me want to get on a bull more than ever for him but i just dont know were to start.

  18. Avatar for Guestconstance smith says

    Hey im 15 years old and I always wanted to become a bull rider im going to take bull riding school this year and u never know I just might be the first girl on PBR I just hope I am but I have always been around horses all my live. so it’s time to do somthing diffrent and why im doing bull riding I just hope I find the perfect cowboy for me.

  19. Avatar for Guest says

    hey i’m a 13 year old girl riding pee pew bulls and i’m very good at it even other guys think i am and im in first place for the buckle

  20. Avatar for Guest says

    its not cool to give up like most girls do because of what boys say and if your taking alot of hard shots from the bull and your still riding it just shows how tough you are and if you think your not getting any farther your wrong because the more you ride the more you get better

  21. Avatar for Guest says

    But not guys are bad this one guy the new guy gave me some insprioring words that helped me to get through my bull ride i was a worried about this bull that i had drawn because it had long horns and it was the biggest one and very fat i seen this one dude ride him before and that guy got stomped really bad and i was worried that might happen to me but then he told me he proably wouldn’t be so because it was just that one time at another area so i took in those words deeply and got on him but didn’t make a ride i got a 5.1 time but i seemed to be afraid at one time but when i nodded the fear just went away and after that ride i went up to the new guy and told him that i was greatful for his advice he said well he liked to help out other people espesaly girls i blushed a little

  22. Avatar for Guest says

    i was 10rs old and now im 13yrs old but i wasn’t any good at first so my dad made me quit for 1 or 2 yrs it sucked big time i was bad until my dad failly let me ride again i just showed him i can do it because every afternoon me and some of my friends rode on my farm and some of us were the rodeo clowns but i prefer bull fighters and my older brother helped us and my dad sometimes would watch us ride and he saw that i was getting better so he let me ride again a now im in first place.

  23. Avatar for GuestCristina says

    Hey Wazz Up Im 18 And Im a Bull Rider 2 I Go Bull Riding Sometimes At The Mexican Rodeos I Am A Mexican Cowgirl And Proud Of It I’ve Been Riding For A While Now With My Dads Help
    LA ALEGRE DE COLIMA

  24. Avatar for Guest says

    Feel free to give me a call Mercedes. I’m sure others on here will help you as well. My phone number is on my web site.. or you can e-mail me questions

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promnotions

  25. Avatar for Guest says

    hi im a 16 year old girl and i ride bulls, not steer or calves but the BIG BULLS, i ride in the senior class. anyone wanting to now about anything about bullrideing email me, if i dont have the answer i can find out what it is. bye

  26. Avatar for GuestAmy says

    I’m 19 years old, and I’ve been ridin bulls since I was 12. I’ve beat alot of guys at it, and I’ve also proved alot of em wrong. So yeah us girls are just as good if not better than guys lol!!

  27. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    Well I am 35 years old. I have ridden horses since I was 4 and starting riding bulls and broncs in high school. I still ride around home today and LOVE every second of it. I am also married to a professional bull rider (he says that at least I understand why he does it). I have 3 kids that are all involved in the rodeo. My 11 year old son rides the calves, my 15 year old son rides the bulls and my 13 year old daughter rides the steer.

  28. Avatar for GuestPrince-ofDeath says

    there r some things guys can do that girls cant. one, girls cant join the navy seals, 2, girls cant fix computers, 3 girls cant drive normal like guys, 3 us guys dont get all worried about getting in accidents. were all like “ahh thats just a fender bender, happens all the time” were as girls are like”ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhh wat ammmm i going too doo??? help me someone help” i nearly got killed by a crazed woman driver. men drive better than woman do, its a known fact. men are better at bullriding. we dont get scared too easy, girls do. we are better at acting, working at video game stores etc…. cant make me say diff.

  29. Avatar for GuestAlexa says

    You are sort of right and sort of wrong. Some men are better than some women, but same goes for women. I’ve seen women fix computers just as good as men. Many women are great drivers.
    Just remember all women aren’t like Paris Hilton. We can accomplish anything we put to our minds. I’m a bull rider… All I ask is to be treated as an equal. That goes for all girls that ride bulls.

  30. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    You are right in some ways BUT I have beaten my husband in bull riding in the local rodeo around our house that we compete in and he is a competitor with the PBR.

  31. Avatar for Guesttiffany says

    yah men are better then us in some ways like, our bodys arent ment to be as strong or as muscular and our pain tolorance isnt as high as most of the guys but we are more determaned like, if i had a bad ride i dont get made and beat up my equipment or take it out on some of the people around me. i understand that i need some extra training and exersice more. but the good thing is that im happy with my time even if i only did 2.2 on one ride, i now that i wont get yelled at or made fun of because the only person i ride for is me. anyone can email me

  32. Avatar for Guest says

  33. Avatar for Guest says

    Hanna … there is really only one good way to get started, attend as many bull riding camps as you time and budget will allow so you can learn both safety factors and riding techniques.

    If you can’t do that, you need to find a practice pen where there are people willing to help you learn the techniques.

    I do not know where you live. Some states have Jr. Bullriding associations as well.

    Good Luck

  34. Avatar for GuestHaley says

    I am wanting to be a bull rider when I grow up.My family does not approve of it,they think I can not do it because I am a girl. I am really wanting to do it. I have showed in many horse shows and ridden many crazy horses. I believe that gender does not matter to me or the bull. Well I am just trying to say is that it does not matter what race,sex or orientation I am. I am gonna do what I want

  35. Avatar for Guest says

    Well Haley, that’s a lot of information and attitude in one paragraph :)

    Let’ break it down

    1. You want to be a bull rider —- you are not alone, more and more girls want to ride bulls.

    2. Your parents do not approve —- not much anyone can do about that and, depending on your age .. they have quite a bit to say in the matter, especially if they are footing the bills.

    3. Gender does not matter to the bull —- you are right. Bulls don’t care whether its a male or female on their backs and they buck just as hard for either one.

    4 You are going to do what you want — That pretty much depends on your age, where you live (near practice pens and people to teach you), your budget (cost of practice, clinics and entry fees) and your dedication.

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions
    http://www.rodeopromotions.com

  36. Avatar for Guestfredrox says

    i’m not a bullrider and i don’t wnat to be one but i don’t thing that your gender should matter at any sport. just cause your a girl doesn’t mean that you can’t do the same things as a boy. i belive that a girl can do any thing that a boy can do but better!:x

    peace:)>-

  37. Avatar for GuestAlexandra says

    See, that’s the attitude I like to see from a mans’ point of view to a woman bull riding.

    I like equality. Too bad I can’t get it from this one guy that won’t let me on his bulls.

  38. Avatar for Guest says

    For all of you girls who want to ride bulls … and everyone else who thinks they should be able to .. I suggest you start working on Little Britches, High School Rodeo and College rodeo to let them ride in those events .. much of the frustration would go away.

  39. Avatar for GuestAlexandra says

    I’m sorry, I hope I didn’t offend you, my mistake. I still really like your comment though!!

    Yes, it is because I am a girl, he isn’t an association, he’s just a bull owner (stock contractor).
    No,it’s not fare. I’m an established bull rider, I’ve got my own bull, ride often and I’ve been in one rodeo.
    I’m going to be in one in 5 days, just steer riding. Very back yard once a year jr. rodeo. I hope to bring home the buckle, that might help me into his place.

  40. Avatar for Guest says

    Hi, I’m Jessica a 15 year old girl from South Carolina and I’ve always wanted to become a bull rider, have been a huge fan of the PBR, and have been around my whole life. There aren’t very many opertunities in SC for women/girls who want to become/are bull riders.I’m going to a bull riding camp/school in September in North Carolina and was wondering what I could do to shape up, and if there were any other programs in the southeast near SC where girls/women could practice and compete?

  41. Avatar for Guest says

    When I said “have been around” I meant have been around cattle,horses. I also can barrel race,and have some cutting/roping skills. I’ve been bucked off horses a few times and it mostly made me mad at myself for getting bucked off and made me want to become better so that I would’nt the next time.

  42. Avatar for GuestMagpie says

    I’m 17 and ride bulls and have just got back after an injury. I’m not exactly sure why everyone on here seems to think the “guys” are such a problem. Personally I can honestly say I have never been criticised. Why?? Because I don’t let in the negative comments. Surround yourself with helpful and good guys and you’ll ride as good as ever.
    They’re not as bad as some of you preconceived ideas, yes theres always going to be some tosser that wants to put there pennies worth in but hey, the’re only words.
    I never go out and ride trying to prove anything to anyone or trying to beat the other boys.
    I ride to prove things to myself and get that bull rode.
    Some of you kids seem to have a romantic dreamy idea of being a bullrider.
    Fair enough, but be prepared to put in the hard work to get there, because it’s no easy road.
    You don’t get there overnight, the setbacks make you feel as though your fighting a losing battle but if you keep on at it, you’ll always succeed.

  43. Avatar for Guest says

    Magpie:
    Well said Magpie

    I would like to speak with you. Would you visit http://www.rodeopromomtions.com and then click on the women’s bull riding link. If still interested give me a call, the number is on the web site … actually I’m always interested in keeping track of girls who are actively riding

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions

  44. Avatar for GuestAlexandra says

    Mike,

    I’ve been to your website many times. It interests me a lot. What do you offer to women that bull ride?

    I’ve recently placed 4th out of 17 bull riders in my last event.

    I own a bull myself, it helps me a lot being a bull owner, because you get to understand how they think and go about. I’ve taught him to be a bucking bull. He’s really great, I’m not timid around bulls or anything.
    Working with roughstock is a wonderful experience for anyone.

  45. Avatar for Guest says

    Alexandria … basically I produce women’s events, usually in conjunction with an existing rodeo or bull riding event because they already have the event scheduled, have a contractor and are spending marketing dollars. I am now talking to a rodeo producer who is interested in producing both a women’s only event as well as having a women’s team come to enter the regular bull riding during a three day rodeo.

    The more events I can produce, the more attractive they become to national and regional sponsors who hesitate to be involved in just a single bull ride.

    Recognizing that regardless of where the event is held, some women will have to invest travel money, I try to raise enough sponsor money to offset some travel costs and at times have waived entry fee for women’s only events to make it more financially attractive.

    My events are open to younger girls (minors) assuming they have solid experience and travel to the event with a family member. I do not invite any beginners to the events. All women must have experience behind the chutes, in the chutes and when the gate opens. Attending bull riding camps makes a difference as well.

    I also encourage women to join the Women’s Roughstock Federation (see info in earlier post) as I would usually work with them to find contestants and also alert them to the events I am planning.

    Due to the growing interest among girls who want to ride bulls, as often posted here, I have given thought to producing a women’s only bull riding camp as well as working with some of the Minature Bull Riding Association to create more learning opportunities for girls.

    There is more to it than that, but it’s probably easier to talk by phone.

    Hope that gives you an idea of my approach. Suggestions are always welcome

    Mike

  46. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    hey! im trying to be a bullrider and i think girls can ride just as good as guys im all for girl bullriders i just cant wait for a girl to be in the PBR!do you have any advice for beginner female bullriders i would realy be thankfull for it

  47. Avatar for Guest says

    Cheyenne … my advice to you is the same as I give to other girls who want to ride … go to as many camps as your time and budget will allow, followed by going to practice pens to the extent you can.

    Bull riding is like any other sport … coaching and practice, coaching and practice.

  48. Avatar for Guest says

    injuries are part of this game… in the past three months,two of the best women bull riders have suffered injuries. Dee Dee Crawford went down with a broken jaw and Jamie Walker suffered a badly broken arm (three places)

    If you ride, or want to ride, can you deal with these injuries? I’m not referring just to the pain .. which is a lot … do you have insurance or a large enough bank account to cover the extensive cost of treatment? .. can you take the time away from school or work that may be required? … if you have insurance where you work will it cover these types of injuries? Some policies have exclusions. Even if you have work insurance, your treatment may drive the company’s premiums up so many employers do not look kindly at outside activities with a high degree of injury risk.

    Anyone who has insight into these issues should post them here for the benefit of everyone else.

  49. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    I have a bit of insite as to the injury side of things, not with my bull riding but my husband is also a pro bull rider and he injured his knee about 6 monts ago in a rodeo. He had to have surgery on it and had to have a plate and 6 screws put in. He was on crutches for 5 months. Yes we have insurace but NO they do NOT cover injuries due to this sport and let me tell you the final bill on that injury was $23,000!!!!! We got really lucky that the doc was VERY nice and charged us nothing for his fees that was just for the hospital costs for the surgery. So if you are thinking about getting into the sport please REALLY look if you can affoard the injurys that will happen, it is just a matter of when. Like Mike Donnell said take everything into consideration before you start. Lucky my husband had been winning quite a bit of $ that covered almost all the cost of the surgery.

  50. Avatar for Guest says

    Thanks Cheryl, I hope others contribute their own insights. It was good that your husband won enough be pay for most of the medical bills …. but I’ll bet you had other plans for that money :)

    Do you ride yourself?

  51. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    And yes I ride the Bulls and the bareback broncs and run my horse in the barrels :-) My 11 year old son rides in the steer and the steer wrestling and my 15 year old son rides the bulls and last but not least my 13 year daughter rides in the steer and in the barrels

  52. Avatar for Guest says

    Are you interested in riding in more events. I am talking to several different rodeo tours and bull riding producers about bringing a women’s bull riding team to their events and contacting sponsors to provide financial support. Naturally I need a pool of experienced bull riders to draw upon. If you are interested, (or any one else reading this) please give me a call or send me an e-mail. The number and the e-mail address are on my web site wwww.rodeopromotions.com

  53. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    Hi, i am trying to learn how to ride bulls, and i sent some emails to a couple of bullriding associations.In one i forgot to mention that i was a girl.The day latter i got a reply,but every one that i have sent a email to that i said i was a girl will not reply.Do you think they just havent been able to reply yet or are they really that sexist as to not reply to any female bullriders emails or questions?im not gong to give up yet, i love bullriding to much.thanks for your help!

  54. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    Thanks for the advice Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are hellping alot of people out and may the GOOD LORD BLESS YOU FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Avatar for GuestMagpie says

    Having some insurance that will cover injuries from bullriding or some other financial backup is extremely important as pointed out.
    With bullriding you can be on top of the world and winning plenty and before you know it your scraping to pay for medical bills.
    I was only there a matter of months ago.

    Cheyenne, if your wanting to start out riding bulls I can recommend as already noted you attend a school. Have a go riding a few steers and get to know the basics good. Get to see if you really actually like it.
    Injuries are almost inevitable you could say. It’s is gonna hurt and your gonna get abit banged up every now and then and there are specific risks involved that you must consider before venturing into bullriding.
    Its a tough sport (physically and mentally) but with enough work and determination put into it the rewards are well worth it.
    Just remember if you decide bullriding is for you, make sure your riding because you love it,you love the feeling of getting on bulls and getting one rode is what is driving you. I have seen all too often “girls” out there trying to make a statement, and get hurt and laughed at in the process.
    If your riding because you love it, your riding for the right reason. You will get alot out of it and nomatter what anyone else says, it won’t change why your out there.
    Good luck.

  56. Avatar for Guest says

    Good points Magpie … I see a lot of comments here where I get the impressions that the girls are trying to show the guys how tough they really are … they need to change that attitude and show the bulls how tough they really are .. the bulls just don’t care whether a guy or a girl gets on, they will toss and stomp either one in a heart beat.

  57. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    Thanks Magpie!And i just want to say that if i do begin to ride bulls competivly i will not be doing it to say “girls can ride just as good as guys, see look at me!” I will be doing it to say “hey i love bullriding and the feeling of ocomplishment i feel when i get one rode” so thanks everybody i realy do take all the advice to heart.

  58. Avatar for Guestconstance smith says

    does anyone know a bull riding school that is not far from Indian if so please let me know thank you

  59. Avatar for GuestBrittney Hudson says

    hi…im brittney hudson…im 16 and ive always been told i wont be able to bull ride….not because physically i cant, but because im a girl. im ready to prove everyone that has told me that wrong. the only problem is that i have really protective parents that say i cant ride bulls till im 18….about a year and a half from now…. but if anyone has any info or any thing that will help me get closer to my goal….please feel free to email me [email protected]

  60. Avatar for GuestMike Donnell says

    Brittney…. Several issues come to mind as I read your comments. Anyone who knows me or knows of me knows that I am a huge supporter of women’s bull riding. But, I do have a few observations to pass along based on your inquiry.

    1. It’s none of my business how much money your family has or if they have insurance …. but these are clearly issues that might come into play here. Done properly, learning to ride bulls and continuing to ride them requires money … equipment, bull riding clinics, practice pens, travel etc … Maybe your parents are trying to put that money in the bank right now.

    2. Injury … I personally know or have had correspondence with at least 15 women who ride bulls and at least five of them have been injured just this year, some seriously. Injuries cause two problems — pain/suffering and money. You may be tough enough to stand the first part, but you either need insurance or a fat bank account to deal with the latter. Most injuries that require medical treatment run up bills in the thousands of dollars See one of the earlier posts on here.

    3. I’m guessing you are still in school. Can you afford to miss school due to a bad injury? I understand every high school age athlete in any sport risks getting hurt, but even the toughest high school line backer never gets stomped on or hung up on a 1,500 lb bull.

    4. OK, now what can you do … I would suggest you try to find a bull riding camp and enroll just for “ground school” and chute safety courses if they will allow it. Most camps have a day or so of classes and instruction before you ever get on a bull. If you can find a camp that will enroll you for ground school only at a reduced rate you might consider that. Then, when you reach 18 you will already have a bit of a head start.

    5. Do you have horses. Many bull riders I know suggest that young bull riders spend hours riding bareback to strengthen their legs and enhance their balance.

    Hope that helps

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions
    http://www.rodeopromotions.com

  61. Avatar for GuestMagpie says

    I couldn’t agree with the above points more.

    Brittney, the only person you should be proving anything to, is yourself. If you have to wait until your 18, then wait. As much as I hate to say it, parents are usually fairly right when they say something. If you really want to ride, there are plenty of things you can do to start getting organised.

    Horses are great to practice on, it as close to riding a bull you can get without actually getting on one.
    Set up a jump course, I have one set up with about 10 jumps around a track, fairly close together and different heights.
    I also have chutes here at home, but often when I want to practice without actually running anything up, i’ll just jump on my horse (bareback) and spin round the course a few times. It simulates the jump kick motion well and is great for balance.
    You can also get someone to lunge your horse in a large circle for you with a few jumps in the way.
    Put your bullrope on your horse (they get used to it) and then you can practice your posting out position in slower motion without having to worry about where you horse is going.
    Infact just riding you horse as much as you can without a saddle all helps your bullriding.

    Again, I must say to all girls out there that want to ride, ride for the right reason, or things just aren’t going to work out real good for you in the long run.
    I live by the idea you should make choices based on living from the inside out, not the outside in.
    Do things based on what you feel inside, not what others will think in return, what they might say, what you could win or how tough it could make you look.
    I couldn’t care less what someone might think, be it good or bad. If I get a good comment, yeah its nice, but it doesn’t really have a huge effect on how I feel. It’s the same with people who want to say something negative, It really just doesn’t change how I am.
    Stay focused on what you need to do and nearly 99% of the time it works out for you.
    Ride bulls because you love getting one rode, not to show the guys. Afterall we’re all human beings, the bull couldn’t care less whats on its back.

  62. Avatar for Guestcheyennne says

    you can do anything you set your mind to do as long as it’s for the right reason. Start working out even if you are in great shape, even the strongest bull riders get hurt so you have to prepare for it, the better shape you are in the faster you will heal and the harder it is to get hurt, but it is still a very dangerous sport and you will get hurt, Shoot Justin McBride was out half the PBR season this year do to injury’s.I’m training to ride bulls to so i know the risk very well

  63. Avatar for GuestAshley Aycock says

    Im 16 and I really want to become a prfessional bull rider. My mom, stepdad and boyfriend really dont want me to become one. My brother-in-law, who was once a bull rider, told me to go for it. Thats exactly what I plan on doing but I have no idea of how to get anywhere close to my dream. Can someone please help me? My e-mail is [email protected]. please feel free to email me there.

  64. Avatar for Guest says

    Ashley… the best way for you to decide if this is what you really want to do is to find a bull riding school and give it a try. There are several groups who do this. I would go to Google and try to find one close to you. This will do two things. You will learn in an instructional environment and you will get an idea if it is really for you.

    Mike Donnell

  65. Avatar for Guest says

    I am a female bull rider from Texas and all I can say is that I have the same support that the guys do. I win just as muc has people that have been riding for longer than me. The boys respect me because of it. I love my life and I plan to live for God, ride for God, and when I hit the pro circuit in the next year or so, show the world that with God and heart you can go anywhere. I get on lots of bulls and have been hurt a lot, but nothing is more than the feeling you get when you hear that buzzer go off and know you’re walking away with a check and that you did just as good as a man. For the men that respect me, I am thankful. There are many. I also want to thank Bad Dog Rodeo Company and the Bull fighters that work for them.

  66. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    does anybody know if there’s a bullriding school or practice pens in VA? I really want to ride but i don’t know were there are practice pens and bullriding schools anywere near me. Thanks

    Cheyenneo**==:)

  67. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    I know that a woman can’t be a PBR permit or Cardholder since on the application you have to sign that you are a male that is over 18 (I know casue my hubby competes in the PBR and since he has handwriting as bad as a doctors I am the lucky one that fills out the application for his permit every year)!:d

  68. Avatar for Guest says

    What level did she compete? Getting a permit or a card and actually getting into PBR sanctioned events — or PRCA for that matter, are different things. I spoke with a woman who rode in the late 1990’s and told me she rode in some PBR Discovery type events … but that was a long time ago as far as the PBR is concerned. Maybe some small Challenger or Discovery events let them in if in fact they can get a permit.

    Since the PBR is headquartered here I may just call and ask them. One of the PR staff is on a community committee with me. I may see her this week at a meeting and I’m sure she gets that question a lot.

  69. Avatar for GuestCheryl says

    Actually I just had to download and fill out his app for the 2009 season and they have removed the fact that you have to be a male 18 and over from the application.
    But you do not have to be a PBR card holder in order to compete at the lower level events you just enter. I know that my hubby competed at a few PBR events before he got his permit when he was only a memeber of SEBRA.

  70. Avatar for GuestCheyenne says

    The PRCA allows girl’s to ride to.I don’t see any reason for them not being able to ride in the PBR. A bull will stomp on a girl just as easily as it will a guy

    Ty Murray said that? I read somewere that he said he diden’t think that a girl could make it to the PBR,I like Ty alot though even if he did say that:)

  71. Avatar for Guest says

    Don’t confuse PBR and PRCA on this issue. I represent the only woman to hold a roughstock card in PRCA, there is a clear path to follow to earn a card, beginning with the permit process. The PRCA does not hold its own events, it just sanctions others. Therefore it does not control who can enter individual rodeos. The committees have that power.

    There is nothing to stop a woman from earning a card to ride roughstock in PRCA …. if they can get in enough rodeos and win enough money to fill their permit first. That is much easier said than done.

  72. Avatar for GuestAnonymous says

    I am glad that more women are speaking up on bullriding and letting people see that girls CAN ride and when they fall they dont start crying and being babies. OH, you can go to PBRnow.com and there is a page there to leave coments and questions, i’m sure they do know if theres girls in the PBR.

  73. Avatar for Guestcowgirlbullrider says

    Ty murray isn’t the one that we, cowgirls who bullride, have to worry about. I am one of only three cowgirls who bullrides where i live. About three years ago my cousin and i went to a PBR event in West Plains,MO. Adriano Moraes was one of the guests at that event. I went to the meet&greet the following day. When I had Adriano sign my bullriding vest the first thing that he asked me was whose vest it was. When I told him it was mine he got an attitude and tried telling me that i didn’t need to be bullriding because as far as he was concerned girls need to be sitting in the audience rather than competing against the guys. He said that girls had no business being in the arena because we might “chip a nail or mess up our hair”. TY MURRAY IS THE LEAST OF OUR PROBLEMS![-(

  74. Avatar for Guestcowgirlbullrider says

    dear mike,

    hi my name is kayla i am a 15 year old cowgirl from arkansas. my girlscantwhat.com username is
    cowgirlbullrider. i was wondering if you might know of anyone who would be interested in sponsoring me
    next season starting in april for bullriding. i have been trying to spread the word about the fact that there are
    actually girls out there who are taken seriously as bullriders. people would probably start taking me more
    serious as a bullrider if i had one or more sponsors. PLEASE HELP ME

    Kayla lee:)>-

  75. Avatar for Guest says

    I thought you might find this interesting.

    I just pulled together a list of all of the women bull riders I know, plus those who have contacted me including some from this site.

    The list is more than 30!!! More than half of them have some riding experience.. others want to learn. They span the country from WI to TX and PA to CA.

    The point is, the interest level seems to be growing. I got two e-mails and a call this week.

    I am still looking at trying to produce more events … and maybe even a girls only bull riding camp with levels for beginners as well as experienced contestants.

    Mike

  76. Avatar for Guest says

    Hi ya’ll, my name isashly and have benn riding bulls for a year now, so one day i was at my rodeo and i was getting ready to get in the shoot and thi guy was like,”how bout u get out of the way and quit tryin to get attion,and let a real rider ride”. well i ride and get out so how am i there for attion. And i train just as hard if not harder them him, so “real rider” [-(

  77. Avatar for Guest says

    OK, I am going to make a comment here that has less to do with bull riding and more to do with communications. It may not make me popular, but it needs to be said.

    Any of you who have your heart set on moving up in the ranks of bull riding must realize that communications, especially written communications, is critical. You will be communicating with bull riding producers, rodeo organizers and potential sponsors. Maybe you will be writing to college rodeo coaches or the organizers of bull riding tours. You may want to build your own web sites and write your own blogs.

    Some, of you who post on here are ready but many are not. I understand typos happen now and then, but some of you really can’t spell very well or use the English language. I realize full well that this appears to have nothing to do with riding bulls … but it may have a lot to do with your success as an athlete .. and a lot to do with the success of those of you who want to be professional bull riders. I represent two women rough stock riders who both have blogs. One also writes a blog for a western magazine and the other one writes a magazine column.

    You should take a look at your past posts and think what the response might be if a company decided to review this site for an up-and-coming girl bull rider to sponsor. Take the time to review your posts, correct spelling errors and your word selection.

    My intent is not to offend anyone but rather to broaden your thinking about what skills you will need outside the arena if you are set on riding with the best.

    Mike

  78. Avatar for Guestksweeten says

    I’ve been wanting to ride a bull for everrr!
    Then last month I finally got to&&it was the most amazingg thing everr!
    I only stayed on a second or two but it didn’t matter
    because I finally got to do something I’ve always wanted to&&something I don’t see many girls doing! You gain alot of pride just from gettin on, &&everyone tellin you how brave you are. I had three of my guy friends showin me what to do&&workin the chute. They didnt really believe that I would do it but after they were surprised&&even seemed to have more respect for me.

    Anyways it was amazingg&&I can’t wait to ride again! And to any other girls that want to, yall definately should! It’s amazingg&&addictive.
    :)

  79. Avatar for GuestJust Me says

    I see alot of young girls on here that are all excited about riding and that is great just keep in mind that this is one dangerous sport and an injury can effect you for the rest of your life. I started riding bareback broncs and bulls when i was 15 and injured my knee really bad at 19, yes i did get back to riding and would like to again (but it will be awhile)I always knew that Yea I could get hurt and I knew that I could get hurt bad but here I am at 36 years old 10 surgeries on that knee that was busted up at 19 and they still have to do more surgery to try and fix it so that I am not in pain all the time. But Hopefully (fingers crossed) this next one in December I will be better and able to get back on, no fun just watching on the sidelines (my hubby rides so i get to go to alot of events and watch on the sidelines :)>- )

  80. Avatar for Guest says

    What Just Me did not cover above is the $$ cost of those injuries. My guess is that even with insurance, those 10 surgeries plus the one coming up weren’t cheap. If you are an adult covering your own expenses and/or have your own insurance that’s one thing, if you are still young, living at home and on your parent’s policies and pocketbook, any injury is probably going to cost them quite a bit

    BTW,I’m and the PRCA convention and I am finding great interest in the fact that so many young women are riding or interested in doing so.

  81. Avatar for GuestJust Me says

    Yes you are correct the expese was a big one. The total cost of the surgeries so far has cost over $100,00 with all the hospital stays and physical thearpy that I have had to go through. Luckly at that time my parents insurance did cover the injury BUT there was still significant out of pocket expence and when I got on my own policy I had to wait over a year to get coverage (and during that time had to have more surgery cost me $9,000 total all out of my pocket.)
    If you really want to do this you need to check and make sure that your parents (or your) insurance policy will cover injuries from this sport so that you are not caught unaware with a HUGE medical bill!

  82. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    hey,
    yesterday night for my b-day me and my Dad and few friends went to a PBR challenger event, i knew that Jerome Davis and, J.B. Mauney were going to be there, what i dident know was exactly how MANY Built Ford Tough series riders were going to be there! I mean you name them and they were there,it was great. Valderon De Oliveira won the event with Travis Briscoe in #2 and J.B. Mauney in #3 with J.B. being my favorite rider i was soooo happily to see him in person.At the end most of the riders signed autographs and i was lucky enough to get about a dozen. I got to meet Pistol Robinson who is a favorite of mine and also Mckennon Wimberly and a lot of others. Even as late as it was and how tired the riders must have been they were SO sweet,and nice when we got their autographs, asking if we enjoyed the event and if we had fun, valderon De Oliveira who barely speaks a word of english was so nice when we went up to the chutes after it was over and gave us his autograph. Although i diden’t get a picture with them because i was to excited to remember i had a camera with me i did get some great pic’s of them one the bulls. It was great and i can’t wait to go back!

  83. Avatar for GuestAmber Danfelt says

    I have always wanted to know how to get in the bull riding… I always ride the bull they have at the huntingdon county fair… The guy up there always tells me I would do good riding a bull… So if you have any tips for me please tell me because this is like a dream of mine to bull ride at least one time… And probable a few more time after that… So if you would write me back… Thank you Amber Jo

  84. Avatar for Guestcheyenne says

    You need to go to a bull riding school, i think i might beng going to one this summer, they will really help you out.

  85. Avatar for Guest says

    Heya’ll!

    My names Dee and I am a bull rider as well. I have been riding since 2005 and I have created a awesome web forum that is dedicated to helping girls/ladies/women learn how to ride bulls, or simply socialize with other current riders. Its a great place, many girls that currently ride are already there and enjoy it very much.

    The forum has all kinds of information to help a gal looking to learn how to ride, or help with questions that current riders have. We have proffesional riders there that come and talk even, its a great place. Come visit us, stay, enjoy and have a good time “The Female Bull & Bronc Riders Forum.”

    http://theebullryder.proboards83.com/index.cgi

    ~ Dee aka: Ghost Ryder

  86. Avatar for Guest says

    Dee … I have been to your forum and found it to be very good. I am glad to learn it is still active and you are promoting it. I would advise any girl who wants to ride bulls (or broncs) to make it a regular stop on their online travels

    I continue to build my data base of women who ride and women who want to. There seems to be more interest than ever. Anyone who would like to be on that list please contact me. I have several groups who are looking at hosting women’s bull riding events and I continue to pursue them. So, the larger pool of talent I have the more I can consider doing.

    Mike Donnell

  87. Avatar for GuestMorgan says

    Hey,

    I’m lookin in on ridin this summer or next, but i can’t find any schools close to Nebraska or Kansas. Any body got any? I’d be very thankful. Alls I know is that sit-ups and running are good exercises to do to start. Thanks

    Morgan

  88. Avatar for GuestMorgan says

    Howdy, it’s me again. I’ve been told thousands of times that I cain’t ride. I try to blow it off but often turn around and blow up in their face about it and ask if they have the courage to do it. I don’t know yet if I have the courage but I sure want to find out! I don’t know if the rodeo here will allow girls to ride and I haven’t contacted anybody about it. I know one bull rider, my cousin, but I have no way of contacting him so he can help me contact people about it. So, if anybody has ANY information on a school close to Nebraska or Kansas please contact me at [email protected]. Oh, I found the Donnell Rodeo Promotions very helpful for my self-esteem.

    Morgan

  89. Avatar for Guest says

    Morgan: Thanks for the very kind comments about my web site and the work I do in the world of women’s bull riding. Your comments give me an opportunity to reiterate a few things I have mentioned on here before.

    You absolutely, positively have to find the time and $ to go to a bull riding camp or a practice pen where they will teach you to ride. Never …. never try to enter up in a rodeo or a bull ride if you have never been one one before and know what you are doing. First, you probably won’t get in and second if you do, you will probably get hurt.

    Hopefully someone will have information about camps near you. If you go to http://www.sankeyrodeo.com and check their schedule I see they have several in KS.

    Do not confuse desire and talent with skills. Desire and talent you are born with, skills you learn … that why you need to go to camps … and then find a place to practice.

    Again, thanks for visiting my site and I hope this was of some help.

  90. Avatar for Guest says

    Thanks for all the comments on my page, girls. To keep everyone updates, I did get my pro card with the CPRA (Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association). I will be riding for them pro this year. I would also love to give a shout out to Warrior Extreme Sports and You Scared for sponsoring me this season. Along with Barbara Nesloney from Bucking B Farms. You girls keep riding hard and ride for the Lord …
    The Stud

  91. Avatar for GuestMisty Studley says

    Thanks for all your support! I’m not going PBR because when you have bills to pay and entry fees to pay out of your own pocket … the PBR is too expensive. I can’t afford 500 for the permit and then 250 fees as well without any backing. I’ve got a few sponsors right now, such as You Scared?, Warrior Extreme Sports, and Damzl Fuel, but just as any other sport, you have to prove yourself to get their COMPLETE backing. So that’s what this year is about … by next year, I hope to be riding PRCA and CBR. Then we’ll talk about PBR. I’m actually waiting on a buddy of mine to finish college. We talked about going PBR together. He rides for Hill College. He’s gonna be a superstar …

  92. Avatar for Guest says

    I will have no problem once I get the money together … it’s a matter of getting the money together. and as far as his name goes, I can’t give that out without him okaying that. I’m not one for invading people’s privacy. Another thing I was gonna say is that the people at my practice pen are talking about getting a school together for female riders. We’ll see what pans out. I never went to a school and I’m better than the people at my arena that have, so I don’t know anything about them, but I will be getting together with Lorett as soon as my guys figure out what they want to do. It will be open to girls everywhere, but will more than likely be based out of Belton, Texas. If you don’t know where that is, it’s North of Austin, Texas. Anyway I will see you ladies around this year. Keep your faith in the Lord and Bear Down or Get Bucked! I also want to tell you ladies about my sponsor, DAMZL. Go check out their website … they have great stuff http://www.damzl.com

  93. Avatar for Guest says

    that would be great to have a bullriding school for girls,if it did happen would it be sometime this year? I really want to start riding but my parents want me to go to a school first then i can start entering in local bull riding’s.ok, i just wanted to see if i’d heard of him before:).RIDE HARD

  94. Avatar for Guest says

  95. Avatar for Guestriverstick says

    Hey there! Check out Sankey bull riding school they have different locals in several states. I live in Kansas and there’s one here. if you have $415 $100 deposit and decent health insurance ur in! Dont matter if ur a chick or a dude! Im joinin! u can do anything u set ur mind to! cowgirls can be just as good as cowboys if not better! Girl Power! Good luck!

  96. Avatar for GuestRiverstick says

    No I don’t bull ride yet but I really want to! I go to every rodeo that comes to town. We even have club here that has live real bull riding arena inside just local guys. Im tired of watching all these guys! Where’s the chicks! Just not right!

  97. Avatar for Guest says

    Hey Riverstick … are you wanting to learn to ride bulls somewhere? How old are you and where do you live? I might be able to help you if you give me a little information … my email for those of you girls who would like to e mail me is [email protected]. Feel free to email me anytime. I can help out as much as possible.

  98. Avatar for GuestMorgan says

    Hey….. I found a school in Rose Hill, Kansas. It’s probably 5 and a half hrs away from where I’m livin in Nebraska. I’m still workin on my parents to let me go, I got all the money I’d need from 4-H and sellin’ my bucket calf a few yrs back so alls I need is the approval of my parents and I should be goin!!!!

    Morgan

  99. Avatar for GuestKelsie says

    Heyy.

    I’m goin to the Sankey Rodeo School in New Caney, Texas May 23-25. Anyone else goin or interested let me know, I would love to meet more girl wantin to learn like me :)

    :)>-

  100. Avatar for GuestRiverstick says

    mistystudley05,
    I am 23. I live near wichita Ks. I just dont have the money right now. My husband thinks Im crazy and he says that girls cant do what they can! So pisses me off. This is off subject but I went to his work yesterday(pharmacy, he doesnt ride anymore) I had the hood of my new truck open because I was losing oil pressure and I was losing engine perfomance. His delivery driver came up I was having trouble getting the oil filler cap (It wasnt seated right)open because I busted my hand up the other day. He helped me and asked me where the oil was to put in I said I was checking the seal on it. He told me to get out of the way he said the dipstick was over here and checked my oil which was fine and i knew it was. He told my husband I couldnt find the dipstick. The pharmacy staff is calling me dipstick dipshit. I want to cry. I never want to show my face there again! Oh and putting the cap on right fixed the problem. :o :((

  101. Avatar for Guest says

    Riverstick (cool nickname!) – don’t let that stop you. There will always be some jerk (and not necessarily a guy) that will try to show you up. Be cool about it. All you have to worry about is that you know your stuff and the rest will take care of itself.

    Keep working on your dream. Dreams take time, but as long as you keep pursuing it, learning and taking in as much of it as you can you will go farther than you ever thought possible. Keep your eyes and ears open at all times for opportunities to get your foot in the door at rodeos and other competitions. Find community groups online (such as this one) and get support from others who share your passion. You will get there! Don’t give up. :)>-

  102. Avatar for Guestchantel says

    bull riding is not just somthing people just feel lke dowing for fun…..u need to have a pashon for it and beleive in ur self …my boyfreind tiago started training for bull rideing since he was 11 years old.. now hes 22 and i am 20 and i bullride for about 2 years its somtthing i love dowing…i am canadian but my backround is from brizil so is my boyfreind ….anyways ……. :d girls can bull ride if u beleive in it ….if u think u can handl it handl the prasor ….try a macanicol bull first if u feel like its somthing u love dowing well good luck pce :x

  103. Avatar for GuestMorgan says

    Hey Riverstick, I used to live in Kansas and almost all the guys there (native or not) are stupid enough to say things like that and then I showed ‘em up and they shut up for a long time. What you should do is have a contest to see what all of the parts of the motor are, just have someone call out the names of the parts and find it. Or if you see that stupid delivery feller explain to him how lieing is a baaad thing and that it’s for little kids who are afraid, not for grown men like him. LOL.

  104. Avatar for GuestMary Bodnar says

    I have been riding every chance I get since I was in my early teens, not many girls rode out where I was but my neighbors had bulls and at 12 I got dared by a pain in the tail boy to get on one, so… I did. After that I was at every county fair and tiny town rodeo I could talk my parents into taking me too. I took off a few years here and there to have 5 daughters, but was always right back at it and couldnt stay away. Ive had people tell me I was selfish because I could get hurt or killed and would raise my girls, but, I reckon, they just dont understand. I always figure, I have just as much chance at getting maimed as a concrete roadway construction superintendant anyway….lol.

  105. Avatar for Guestmarlina says

    My daughter is 13 yrs old n my son is 7 they have both rode bulls but my daughter rode a large bull i thought she would chicken out i kept sayin she isn’t gonna do it she isn’t gonna do it BUT SHE DID and she is gonna do it agaun next month i am very proud of both of them i will support the both of them in riding bulls if they wanna continue good luck to ALL BULL RIDER BOYS/GIRLS

  106. Avatar for GuestLatiana says

    i am 13 year old girl and i rode a big bull… i am the only girl that ridesit is so funn!!!! my best friend TOBY is 12 and he rides bulls and i wanted to ride sooo i thought about it and then one of my moms friends lloyd runs some rodeos and he has bulls and he is really cool and he called and tould my mom that my lil brother can ride a mini bull and i said that i wanted to ride and he said that i can and my best frind TOBY was rieding that day 2!!! i am happy that they tould me to do it and i wwas on and ready and i was let out of chutes and i rode it was fun i am going to continue rideing and me and toby will be there for eachother!!! my mom supports me and all my frends and TOBYS family helps and so does every one i wish to ride till i cant ride enymore.. i am happy i tryed it because now i can say ”I AM A GIRL AND I RIDE BULLS” my next rodeo is agust 8th!!!!!!! cant wait

  107. Avatar for Guest says

    The last few posts were interesting. I just want to repeat a few things I have said on here earlier … things I have learned being around rodeo, bull riding and especially women’s bull riding. Having the courage to get on a bull is essential and no one doubts that. But to continue to grow in the sport, I would offer the following advice.

    1. Girls, forget about riding to “beat the guys” Ride to beat the bull .. that’s where your head should be at.

    2. Go to camps as often as you can afford or work closely with someone who will teach you about equipment, chute safety (where many injuries happen) and how to ride when the cute opens.

    3. Go to practice pens as often as possible, but NEVER unless someone is there to provide protection who knows what he is doing.

    4. Don’t get on bulls you are not ready for. Better to have 10 successful rides on lesser bulls and build your confidence than getting bucked off 10 times by bulls you have no business being on in the first place

    5. There are three basic components to being successful in any sport, including bull riding ..

    – Raw talent either you have a lot or not
    – Skill, this you gotta learn through practice
    and coaching
    – Experience, this only comes with practice and
    competition.

    Those who know me know I am a big supporter of women’s bull riding ..and I am an even bigger supporter of those who do it the right way…. they will last longer and enjoy it more.

    Mike Donnell
    Donnell Rodeo Promotions

  108. Avatar for Guest says

    Does anyone know of any sites where I could get more info on where to find someone who is willing to coach me and help me earn the chance to ride?

  109. Avatar for GuestKatherine says

    Hi im 13 almost 14 and ive been riding horses since i was 2. i want to start bull riding cause i can stay on bucking horses and need a challenge. My mom and two brothers are behind me 100% but my dad flips out at the idea. i live in mass so i dont know where to go to get started. currently i am saddle braking an 18 hand percheron. All of my friends (guys) think that i’ll never get anywhere because im a girl. i just want to know where to go and if i have a chance.

  110. Avatar for GuestSarah says

    Hi, my names Sarah, I’m 17, I’ve always wanted to ride a bull, my folks think I’m insane and none of my friends even the girls are for it. Our local rodeo was recently and I was gonna just say hell with it and go sign up for it until i found out you have to have your own rigging and all that stuff so I couldn’t do it, but there’s always next year, I don’t plan on going pro with it I just wanna do it at the local rodeo events.
    Any advice?

  111. Avatar for GuestLatiana says

    hi my name is Latiana.. i have rode a big bill and i was the only girl there.. when i was getting ready in the back with all the guys i was the only girl and i was listing and waching what they were doing.. it was my first time rideing and i really did not know enything and they were just staring at me and then one of them said ”i heard that a girl was going to ride to night” and another guy said ” i wonder who she is???” and then I turned around so they could not see my face and my friend toby said that girl is right here and i was shocked that he tould them and i turned around and they asked wich bulli was going to ride and i tould them ”MILTEN” they tould me that i had big ones and i knew what they were talking about and they said on the speackers that i am the mistry rider and my moms friend went up there and tould them my name… i had so much funna and most of my firends were there.. to support mee my mom was there and friends that our like family..

    IF u are a girl and u want to ride a bull.. GO for it i am the only girls and some men and boys were saying that i was gonna chicken out and i did not have the guts!!! But when i got on the all said sorry and i was let out of the cutes and i loved it i can take lots of pain and my next rodeo is augst 8th!!!!

    and if u want to ride bulls and it does not matter if ur a girl or boy you have to be strong and put ur head up and bebrave…

    i also have a little brother that is seven and he rode a lil bull i am happy for him but also sceard i dont want him to get hurt i rather a big bill step on me and break my bones the a lil bull to hurt him!!!

    if enyone has eny inormation on how i can do better and what i can do to improve my time email me at [email protected]

    And Sarah just look around and talk to people and u migt be able to ride it is funn!! GO FOR IT!!!

  112. Avatar for GuestStephanie says

    Thanks everyone, this is very inspirational. I’ve always wanted to participate in bull riding, but being from wayyy upstate NY it’s difficult to find opportunities. Since I’ve gotten older I can now travel around and pursue my goals. I do have a few questions though.
    I’ve been riding horses bareback since I was young, but from what I’ve read a bull is a lot different. Is it still good to practice bareback? I would assume that you would still use the same leg muscles. Also, I was looking at going to the Sankey school in North Carolina, does anyone know if this is a good school? One last question, what other exercises would be good to train for this sport? Crunches, pull-ups, weight lifting, push-ups, and/or squats?
    Thanks again!

  113. Avatar for GuestMagpie says

    Ok all of you, I’ve posted on here a few times before but as Mike Donnell has already ponited out to you all, you need to come back down to earth a little. Firstly, it’s always good to hear of the enthusiasm you all have and your aspirations, thats fantastic and I truely urge you all to pursue your dreams and acheive your goals, but you don’t just roll up to a rodeo and ride a bull weekend in weekend out. Sarah, just for your own records, no the rodeo won’t supply equipment, and you won’t find many people putting a riggin on a bull, you use a riggin for riding bareback, a bullrope is what you are after. I hope you know how your equipment works before you enter up anywhere. Also, please do yourselves all a favour and stop worrying what everyone else is thinking, I’m not sure whether you need to get yourself busted up and in the hospital before you come to the same conclusion. There are some people genuinely interested in helping you all out on here, so start reading and thinking, ask logical questions, leave out all the girly “i wanna do this, i wanna do that” and actually take steps to do something and make progress. I myself would be happy to help you out with questions you have, I was a beginner once too, and heard it all before. I’ve had more broken ribs then i can count, broken arms, legs, concussions, torn ligiments and various other things, thats nothing to boast about trust me, it’s real and it hurts, and bragging rights are something you’d trade on a split second to feel good again. So again just think before you start rambling on, if your serious about riding.

  114. Avatar for GuestKisha says

    Hey y’all,
    Im 20 yrs old and I live a bit crazy. I have been looking around where i live to buy a ranch. I also have been doing some research about bull riding. And so far I have found no rules against allowing female riders. It has reminded me of High School when i went up against my school board to allow me to play football with the guys. I am looking to get into bull riding but the main reason for my post is because PRINCE OF DEATH you are wrong. Yes women are not allowed to become Navy SEALS but I know of at least 5 women not including myself that would excel at it. I not in the military but I train with my buddies on a regular basis. Some times they have a hard time keeping up with me. As for the driving thing I race on the weekends so i have no problem with wrecking. You see i was raised by my Dad with a bunch of guys. O and as for computers I happen to be rather good with them. Also most guys say they know cars, well I work on them all the time. See I’m one of those people that if I don’t know somthing I find the answer and fix it. Guys don’t.

  115. Avatar for Guestamanda says

    iam 11 and my dad doset want m to ride bulls but he dosent realize that i actuly like geting hurt. And my friends hink i am crazy but i dot care wha any one els says ad I really hope I wll get supported on this because it woud be a dream come tue if i could be in the PBR.

  116. Avatar for Guest says

    hi. My name is Arianna but people call me Ari for short. I’m only 11 & I ride bulls it’s really fun sometimes I beat the men at it they call me Little Lane Frost but I’m a girl but I don’t mind.

  117. Avatar for Guestamanda says

    Hi im 11 years old and i realy want to be a bull rider but my parents said no. Dose any one have a sugusti . My friends think i am crazy. But theis is somthing i relly want to do.and a dream i will nevor giv up on. thanks for reading . But if you do have sugustns plese leave a comet.

  118. Avatar for GuestJennifer says

    Im a 19 year old girl of southern Indiana, and i have always been jelous of the men at rodeos that got to ride bulls. I really would love to do that. Around here I am the one that can ride a bucking bronco horse better than men. And I know bull riding is different and harder but I have the heart and stubborn attitude that will get it done.
    I would love to be one

  119. Avatar for GuestKisha says

    Amanada,

    I’m guessing the reason your parents don’t want you to ride is because you’re their baby girl. The best advuce anyone can give you is to not give up hope. Show them that you ready and that you can handle it. I would suggest baby steps. Have them watch you ride a horse, then show them you can do that bare back. thats not an easy task and it is in the right direction to riding bulls. You’re just going to have to prove to them thtat you can ride a bull and take the injuries plus pain that come along with it. Start small and work your way up.

  120. Avatar for Guest says

    Haven’t posted on here for awhile but its probably time I again remind all of you who want to ride bulls..it’s largely about $$$. How are you going to pay to go to practice pens? How are you going to buy a good bull rope. Who is going to pay your entry fees? When you tell mom and dad you want to ride bulls, are you asking them to pay all these costs and in this economy, can they really afford it?

    Most important of all, how are you going to cover the costs when you get hurt .. especially if you get hurt really bad? Mark my word, you will get hurt at some point. Do your parents have insurance? Will it cover you? Will the insurance company cancel your family’s coverage once they pay your costs? If you are a young adult, do you have your own insurance and will it cover you.

    I understand there are protective .. and over protective parents out there … just be certain that when they tell you no, they are trying to avoid telling you they don’t think they can afford what it can end up costing them.

  121. Avatar for GuestSamantha says

    Hi my name is Samantha I’m 14 years old and I want to learn to bull ride or ride broncs. The thing is, I’m kinda a girly girl, totally not the type of girl you’d imagine to be a bull rider. Nobody knows that I secretly like it and want to try it. And I’d be sooo embarresed to tell my parents! I’ve never been on a horse or anything! So they’d think I’m crazy! I wacth bull riding and bronc riding all the time and know so much about it! I wish it was me up there on that bucking horse! It looks like soooo much fun! I really edmire women who gave the guts to get on a bull and have so much respect for them! Where I live bull riding isn’t that big, in fact I don’t know a single person who rides. there is a local rodeo that comes ever summer but girls don’t ride in it. And people would laugh if they saw me up there on a bull! Please help me someone! I’d like to start riding as soon as possibe! Saddle bronc is my favorite event and I’d like to start with that and work my way onto some bulls. I’d also like to say that I have no muscle what’s so ever. And if I plan on hanging on to bulls and Broncs I no I need to toughin up. Please don’t send me an email because I have a new one. I’ll be checking back soon! Cowgirl up!

  122. Avatar for GuestAngie says

    Girls can not be bull riders! all the girls who I’ve seen do it can’t hold on and the bulls are no where near as tough! It’s a sport for men! No man will ever want to date another bull riding man! Stop acting like men and take up girl sports like dancing or modeling!

  123. Avatar for GuestBritt says

    My name is Britt and I ride all rough stock events! And I’m pretty good! I’m 12 and the only girl to ride in the local rodeo! I stayed on a bull named bucky for the full 6 second ride! Ye haw! Haha I hope to ride in the pbr someday! My crush wacthed me ride a mean bull that had bucked him of and not me! He told me I was good! Haha I will ride bulls to thevday I die! I think every girl should ride bulls because there missing out!

  124. Avatar for GuestAngie Langoehr says

    Hello! My name is Angie, I am a 28 year old female wanting to bull ride. My father was a bull rider and, well, I guess it runs through my blood to even want to try to bull ride. I have rode a bull once before, but, now that I am an adult, I think it is time that I do. I want to ride professionally, if theres a chance. Do you know of anyone willing to take me under their wing to train me the right way? Or is it a get on and ride deal?

  125. Avatar for Guest says

    Thought I would take an opportunity to cover a few points again that come up here and when women contact me directly about riding bulls. Many of them comment “I can stand pain very well”… There is a difference between pain and injury. Pain is when you sprain your ankle. Injury is when you break your leg or tear your knee apart. Pain is a headache, injury is a concussion. Pain doesn’t cost anything. Injuries are hugely expensive. If you watched the PBR last week you saw Wiley Peterson and Stormy Wing get INJURED. Will your insurance or your bank account cover a torn ACL. Do you think maybe the cost of repairing a serious injury is one of the reasons parents are not supportive when you tell them you want to try bull riding.

    Where do injuries occur. Again watch the PBR. Many injuries occur in the chutes. When you see a bull lay down or rear back in the chutes on TV, it usually does not result in an injury because there are some very quick and strong bull riders standing ready to pull the rider off. They all know the signs when a disaster is about to happen and react quickly . When a bull rider is injured in the arena the Justin Sports medicine team is there in an instant. At your local bull ride, rodeo or practice pen there may not be anyone standing on the chute to pull you out of the way when this happens or to runs to your aid in the arena if you tear your ACL or knock yourself out

    All of this is why I say to go to camps to learn chute procedures and chute safety .. minimize the chance of injury before the gate opens. Then go to practice pens where there is someone who knows how to prevent injury or can respond quickly when it happens

    It is an old saying but bears repeating .. it is never a questions of “if” you will get injured but “when”

    Angie .. it is NOT a “get on and ride deal.”

  126. Avatar for GuestClaire says

    Can someone please tell me what it’s like to bull ride? I’ve always been a fan of the sport but have never tired it because I’m afarid of getting made fun of. It looks like fun, ecsialy bronc riding! Also what is the differncr between a bucking machine and a mechanical bull? Thanks!

  127. Avatar for GuestCheryl Wright says

    I want to comment on Mike Donnell’s post about the injuries. I can tell you first hand about the cost of those injuries. My husband and I both used to ride bulls and on 2 separate occasions he was hurt and VERY seriously. The first one was after he was done with the ride came off wrong and busted his knee… due to the nature of the sport his insurance refused to pay for the surgery so we shelled out $19,000 cash for that. He was out for 1 full year rehabbing. Then he went back and busted his hip … once again surgery was not covered by insurance so we had to shell out another $20,000 for that one and he that was when he decided to retire and just coach my boys when they decided to ride.
    The pain that you go thru is something that you have NO clue how bad it is until you actually get there and have to deal with it every single day (I know I have had 8 knee surgeries to fix damage that was done in 1 ride 20 years ago)and just because you heal up from that one day you most likely will develop problems later in life.

    Im not going to lie riding is a BLAST and I wish that I was still able to do it, those days are gone sadly.

    Claire — riding a bull is very different from the broncs… i have done both the bulls and the bareback broncs. Horses buck VERY different than the bulls do and also horses are normally an animal that if you get bucked off they run away from you rather than turn and run right at you. Also there is no comparing a real live bull to a bucking machine.

  128. Avatar for GuestElizabeth says

    Hi, I am 15 and I live in Ohio. I have always wanted to ride bulls, but have no idea where to start. I have ridden horses competitivly since I was seven, and have been riding since I was two. I have very good balence because I ride bareback alot. I also have broken young horses, so I can handle bucking and sometimes falling. I also hold the record for the longest time on the mechanical bull ant me state fair (although that is probably nothing compared to a real one). I really think I can do this. Anybody who can help, please email me at [email protected]. Thanks and good luck to all.

  129. Avatar for GuestT Josephson says

    hello
    I have been looking for womens bull riding events in idaho or close around idaho????Can you help me. Perhaps all womens rodeos too or mixed womens mens all around events???
    Thank You

  130. Avatar for GuestDesi says

    Hi my name is desi! I’m 14 turning 15 soon and I have quite a few Q’s! Ok so if somebody can please answer my Q’s that would be great! 1. Am I to old to start bull riding? 2. I’ve never been on a horse before and I don’t know where to start! I have like no experience and I’m nor in that great of shape! What should I do? Like step by step? 3. Bull rising isint popular where I’m from so not only would I be like the only person bullnriding but there’s no schools or practice pens near by! Therse one rodeo in the summer but it’s all guys! 4, and finally why is it that when I wacth girls and boys ride bulls/Bronc the boys always look harder and tougher? They seem to buck harder and faster! O yea and one more thing which is more fun? Bronx riding or bull riding? Idk y but bronc just looks more easy and fun! Ok well please answer soon someone! Thanks!

  131. Avatar for GuestElizabeth Parker says

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth. I have been wanting to ride bulls since i was little and I have been trying to convince my mom to let me. I am a strong girl, I do ride horses I play the bass drum in the marching band and I work out a lot. I would love to become stronger and i know i would have to really really work at bull riding. But, i would posatively love to learn and work my butt off. I would put my mind to it. The biggest problem i am having is finding somebody where i live that would help me train and work at it. I live in southern arizona and i am gettin my drivers license in july. I would love it if i could find a camp for summer for bull riding, and a trainer possibly or a school in southern arizona for bull and bronc riding. please respond to my comment! I would love to hear any suggestions or have any help finding a place to learn!

  132. Avatar for Guestamanda says

    hi i really want to be a bull rider but my parents said no.so i asked them if i could ride a steer and i might get to ride a steer this summer.but do you think if i ride steers for a few years theay will let me go on to bull riding.thanks for reading

  133. Avatar for GuestAshley says

    Hey I ride bulls and im 16. i love it and boys always say i cant ride im not the best but i try.. This saturday i have a bull riding i compete against one guy and all my friends are going i wanna win so bad but how do i get prepared to stay on for 8 seconds.. I wanna win so bad and i have only rhode one time.. Got any advice??? thanks

  134. Avatar for GuestTashina Johnson says

    Hey im wanting to do ride bulls and i am 13,But i just dont want to get killed like lane frost,I mean im not scared cause i ride wild horses all the time and all the guys look at me really funny when i tell them that i want to bull ride and you can call me at 1620-288-0819 and ask for me… Also in kansas were would a bull ridin camp be if any of yall know thenjust call me

  135. Avatar for Guest says

    Wow I’ve been away way too long. I’ve got the site http://crazycriterjp.tripod.com/ I try to keep it up dated but things get away from me at time. I used to ride, now I’m on the helping to make things happen for the girl side of it. If you want to ride, and want to learn how to get started, or you do ride and what to know whats out there for you as a lady please e-mail me a [email protected] I mite be slow getting back to you, but I will get to you at some point. I’m here to help in any way I can.

  136. Avatar for Guest says

    I’m goona try to shed a little light. Learning to ride a bull is nothing like riding a horse. While you can learn, you have to be on the crazy side to do it. There are schools that welcome girls, some are real good, some not. It’s not just about holding on for 8, it’s a dance. I know of an all girls school the will be here in north east Oklahoma july 9,10 & 11th of this year. I know the teacher, in my mind he is one of the best. This is the first all girls school that I know of.

    This is a sport you HAVE TO TRAIN. Girls can ride just as well as the guys, but some guys can ride well eather. It’s not us vs them, is you vs the bull. Women can get there PRCA & PBR cards, but you gotta make the rides just like the guys. Getting what ever you can is dumb, train on the right stock is vital. If it’s too rank (bucks too hard) you learn out to buck off and nothing else, if your on something that babys you you get nothing out of it. Find someone who wants to take the time to teach you. Riding horses helps, but only to a point.

  137. Avatar for Guest says

    Jocelyn .. one of the best posts from a woman bull rider I’ve seen on here. I would like to know more about the women’s only camp in OK. It’s a great idea and I would be willing to help promote it on my web site and in other ways if I can .. maybe even try to find sponsors. If you don’t mind, have them contact me.

    Mike Donnell
    719-543-6458

  138. Avatar for Guestworld champion bullrider 2009 says

    there is a reason girls dont do it and guys do . yall got them there sisie sports and we dont try and do all the shit yall do so why do yall try and do all the shit we do there is only one sport in rodeo for girls and thats barrel racing we do try to do that so why do yall want to bull ride

  139. Avatar for GuestSarah Boysen says

    Ok, “world champion bullrider 2009″ first of all, this isn’t a site for people to put out negative opinions and smash other people’s dreams. Maybe try respecting other peoples’ opinions in life, you might get farther.

    Every girl on here has their own personal reasons for wanting to bullride. Just like every guy on the circuit has their reason to want to. If you can’t say anything nice, then just keep your mouth shut.

    • Avatar for Guestgretchen says

      For the record, I googled the name listed with the email address for Mr. “world champion bullrider 2009″ and came up with zero results.

  140. Avatar for Guest says

    So how meny of you young ladys are going to make it to Oklahoma for the all girls bull riding school? check out monsterbull.com for all the info.

    Also check out the new site (no worrys the old one is still there) it’s ladybullrider.webs.com take a look, tell me what you think.

    And as always chin up and keep doing what you love

  141. Avatar for GuestEric says

    Hey I am a bull rider been doing it for way longer than I care to mention (what can i say I am old enough to know better but still to young to care) I just wanted to give you girls out there some encouragement one of my best girlfriends in the world used to ride bulls and broncs (till she busted up both her knees) and let me tell you that girl could KICK my BUTT from here till next Sunday. I am not ashamed to say yup she whooped my butt good. Some of the other guys on the circuit gave her a hard time but you know what she just grinned and took it and more often than not walked home with the money telling them “What did you say about girls can’t ride”
    Keep your chins up there are some of us cowboys that don’t mind if you ride at all!!!!!!!!!

  142. Avatar for GuestDesi says

    Can somebody please help me! I posted something awhile ago but nobody has responded! I really want to learn how to ride bulls and broncs! But I don’t know
    where to start! I’ve read past posts that say go to a bullriding school but I live in Michigan and I don’t think there’s any here, at least not by where I live and I don’t think my family has enough money for that. I used to be afraid to ride horses because I was afraid of being bucked off but now I find both bull and bronc riding to be really interesting and fun even! I’ve never ridden a horse but I really want to! Of course I know that if I’m going to be riding bucking horses and bulls I have to learn to ride a real horse! I guess I’m just looking for some steps to take here. My parents don’t know that this is what I want to do yet and they’ll prolly think I’m crazy! Haha but I’m kind of a girly girl and the last person you’d expect to be a bull rider and I’m embarresed to tell people! They’ll laugh in my face I just know it! I dream to be a bull rider some day so I’ll do what it takes. Somebody please help me! Just tell me everything I need to do! Thanks!

  143. Avatar for GuestKenzie says

    Im thinking about taking bullriding lesson.but i dont know were i can take the lessons at.my boyfriend said(i was crazy big time.)but i said(i know i can do it.)my papaw you can do i.so idk what to do?
    someone help me.PLZ!!!!!!!!!

  144. Avatar for Guestanaya says

    hey everybody. my name is anaya and im 12 years old!! i wanna start ridin bulls cause i wanna follow in my dads footsteps. my whole family is envolved in the rodeos. my mom and older sister barrel race, and my brother ropes. my dad used to ride bulls till he gott a real bad injury.. well i was wondering if yall girls have any tips?? thank you

  145. Avatar for Guest says

    To Desi, did you happen to read on of my last post or check out my new site http://ladybullrider.webs.com/ ? I talked about horse back riding a little on both. It helps, but is not a have too. You use the same muscles, but not with the same timeing. I think the best start for you would be a job {be really good if you could find someone to work for who has horses} and start saving money, and start training your body & your mind. By training your mind not to let people talk you down, your body to work, and some chash tucked away you will be better suted to take on any dream.

    Kenzie take a look at http://www.sankeyrodeo.com/ I hear good things about them all the time, they WELCOME GILR RIDERS a school is the best way to start.

    Anaya go for it! If you can find a youth associtaon you can get on steers are your age. Be smart get a good helmet, vest and mouth piece. You mite want to think about going to a school. I hope you family gives you suport.

    Now every is more then welcome to check out my site and tell me what you think cuz I know it still needs a lot of work http://ladybullrider.webs.com/
    best wishs to all, Jocelyn

  146. Avatar for Guestanaya says

    jocelyn,

    thank yu and im already practicing on pee wee bulls my mom is not a bigg fan cause of wat happend to my dad but she said she will try her hardest to watch and not cover her eyes haha. my dad and brother are really excited aboutt this whole thing. so i think i have a good support system lol well about the schools i cant seem to find anywere close to were i live . and iv’e already started looking for my gear thank you again ANAYA

  147. Avatar for GuestAmanda Hopper says

    Hey my dream has always been to ride bulls i know i have to have training of course but i cant seem to find a training camp or anything near me i live in bowling green kentucky if anyone knows where a place near me may be would you please let me know so i can make my dream come true its all i think about so please help me out if you can i appreciate it so much. Thanks a bunch

  148. Avatar for Guestanaya says

    hey Amanda Hopper well i think you should follow your dreams and go for bullriding!! how old are you? well if you are 12 or younger try to find any youth associations like i did..well i hope everything goes well(: write back

  149. Avatar for Guest says

    ?ANNOUNCING THE “GIRLS RIDE BULLS TOO” BULL RIDING SCHOOL.

    If you are a girl who rides bulls or wants to try, the “Girls Ride Bulls Too”
    girls – only bull riding school is for you. This 2 ½ day school June 24-25-26 in Southern
    Colorado is designed for beginner and intermediate women bull riders. Safety will be
    emphasized throughout. Experienced men and women bull riders and bull fighters
    will be instructing.

    The school, which will be limited to 15 students, will be held at The Catcus Creek
    Ranch indoor arena located between Pueblo and Colorado Springs. .

    Fee is $425 and includes lunch and dinner. $200
    deposit by May 30, 2011. Accommodations are available at
    Cactus Creek and in nearby hotels.

    For more information contact Skeeter Stafinski
    at [email protected] 407-413-4595
    or Mike Donnell of Donnell Rodeo Promotions
    at [email protected]
    719-543-6458

  150. Avatar for Guestbeth says

    well when i get older my dream is to ride bulls or broncs i think girls can do any thing they put to there mind my parents say that i will never have the guts and they think i wont but i will.:)

  151. Avatar for Guest says

    Just wanted to give a thumbs up to all you ladys going for your dreams. And to say there is now a womans bull riding page on facebook. I didn’t make it, but it’s there just the same. I can’t seem to get the link to work, but the name is WOMENS BULLRIDING and http://ladybullrider.webs.com/ should have up dates soon.

  152. Avatar for GuestAlyssa Seigworth says

    Ashley Hopper,
    get in contact with me. We will hopefully be putting on a bull riding school back on the east coast this summer. I am going to instruct at the first one we are having in Colorado and hopefully skeeter and mike and i can get something going back east. my email is [email protected] just put female bull rider in the subject.

  153. Avatar for Guestsantana childers says

    okay this is for the dude that said girls shouldnt ride bulls…. you dont know SHIT if you thank i cant ride. why do you even care if we ride? if you thank we cant do it, then it shouldnt matter should it?! i aint nothin but a lil country girl from alabama and i aint bout to play softball or barrel race or play basketball (not puttin the girls down that do but that just aint me) i grew up with guys and infact im gonna go to tulsa welding school i dont act like a dude or notin. i just aint scared and like the rush, if you have a problem with it thats fine voice your opinion, make yourself look stupid i cont gave a shit.

  154. Avatar for Guest says

    Santana … you should consider coming to our Girls Ride Bulls Too girls bull riding camp in Colorado this summer.

    ?This is a 2 ½ day school
    June 24-25-26 in Southern Colorado is designed for beginner and intermediate women
    bull riders. Safety will be emphasized throughout. Experienced men and women bull
    riders and bull fighters will instruct.

    The school is limited to 15 students, and will be held at The Catcus Creek Ranch indoor
    arena located between Pueblo and Colorado Springs. .

    Fee is $425 and includes lunch and dinner. $200
    deposit by May 30, 2011. Accommodations are available at
    Cactus Creek and in nearby hotels.

    If you are interested please contact me
    719-543-6458

  155. Avatar for Guest says

    Tulsa Welding School!!! Tulsa is only an hour from me, and my brother welds, so does my sister in-law. There is a growing number of female bull riders in Oklahoma. And it looks like more are planing to head this way. But send me an e-mail, or find me on fb http://www.facebook.com/#!/jocelyn.jp.martin and I’ll do what I can to help. I also think some of the gals I know are going to the school in CO.

    Joceyn

  156. Avatar for Guest says

    @ Ashley Robinson- U are very…. ill minded saying u dont have any fear in it. To ride a bull u have to have fear or else u just wont make it. Of all people, especially me, in this career most definitely admit their fear. Ur wont amount to much if u stay in denial that the bull can hurt u. Its not IF its WHEN. :)

  157. Avatar for Guestsantana childers says

    im not scared of gettin hurt tho. if i was i wouldnt ride. call me crazy but thats just me. yea it does hurt but like Garry Alen said i gess i just get off on tha pain.=) but i like your lil sayin

  158. Avatar for Guest says

    I had a rodeo last night, stayed for 6 seconds but i was nervous as shit lol i had never rode a mexican bull before haha got sum air, 8 ft and accidently spurrd my elbow on my landing :D but i’ve got practice monday nights in Wayland, MI and wednesday nights in Hartford, MI and I get to start riding in this Mexican Rodeo every other sunday and a couple in Detroit that Im getting paid for. :)

  159. Avatar for Guest says

    I posted this before but am going to do so again. I think a lot of you young ladies would benefit greatly from our school.

    ? “GIRLS RIDE BULLS TOO” BULL RIDING SCHOOL

    WHAT : A bull riding school solely for women who ride bulls and women who want to
    ride bulls. Instruction will be geared to beginners and intermediate level bull riders and
    will focus on safety and injury prevention as well as bull riding skills.

    WHEN: June 24, 25, 26, 2011

    WHERE: Cactus Creek Ranch which is located on I-25
    mid-way between Colorado Springs and Pueblo in Southern Colorado. Also a short
    drive from the Colorado Springs airport.

    FEE: $425.00 with $200 deposit due May 31, 2011. This fee covers instruction,
    lunch and dinner and equipment (vests, helmets, bull ropes) and video taped reviews of
    classroom and arena instruction and performance

    INSTRUCTION: The camp instructional sessions will include:

    – A review of equipment
    – Chute procedures
    – Safety practices behind the chutes, in the chutes and in the arena
    – Review of physical training and stretching practices for bull riders
    – Practice on mechanical bucking bull
    – Role of bull fighters
    – Practice on live bulls selected specifically for students’ skill levels
    – A special course on the mental attitude required for women to ride bulls

    INSTRUCTORS : The camp instructors will include:

    John “skeeter” Stafinski — Skeeter Stafinski began riding and fighting bulls
    following his graduation from High School in Selville, Ohio. Gradually his focus
    turned to fighting bulls and he traveled throughout Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania
    and Texas fighting bulls at high school, college and professional bull riding
    events. In 2008 Skeeter joined the United States Army and was deployed for 18
    months in Afghanistan where he was wounded several times before returning to
    the U.S. . He is also heavily involved with the Nationa Fallen Heroes Foundation.
    Since his return he as resumed his bull fighting career.

    Alyssa (Lysa) Seigworth — Lysa began riding bulls in 2004. Her competitive
    schedule saw her ride throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West
    Virginia, entering rodeos and bull riding events produced by the American
    Professional Rodeo Association, The International Professional Rodeo
    Association and Rawhide Rodeo Company. She has also attended the Terry
    Don West bull riding school. In 2009 she moved to Wyoming and retired from
    bul riding to become a full time student at Eastern Wyoming College

    Katy Rydzik —- Katy has been actively riding bulls for more than two years and
    has competed in rodeos high school and professional rodeos throughout
    Colorado and Texas. She is very well known for her safety oriented chute
    procedure as well as her focus on safety in the arena.

    LODGING: Cactus Creek has some recently remodeled rooms available on site. There
    are also hookups for RV’s on site. Contact Cactus Creek for more information. Special
    camp rates will also be arranged at a hotel in Pueblo or Colorado Springs which is 20
    minutes from Cactus Creek.

    For more information contact Skeeter Stafinski
    at [email protected] 407-413-4595
    or Mike Donnell of Donnell Rodeo Promotions
    at [email protected]
    719-543-6458

  160. Avatar for Guest says

    If you are wondering if the Girls Ride Bulls Too school is for you, I would say yes if:

    – You have never been on a bull

    – If you have never been on a bull in competition

    – If you have been on bulls in competition but never covered

    – If you have never been on more than 25 bulls, whether you covered or not.

  161. Avatar for Guest says

    I dont like the women against women sort of training, it’s like the real world. :( If ur gonna be up against guys, u mite as well train with them, but thats how i feel. But it sounds like this camp will benefit others :)

  162. Avatar for Guest says

    Thanks for the comment Chelsea. But in the “real world” the best bull riders win most of the time. Those are the ones who know what the sport is all about. Our camp.. in fact no camp .. is ” rider against rider, men or women. It is about learning how to “beat the bull” the rest of the competition you enter takes care of itself. If you do not fall into the categories I posted yesterday, then you really don’t need the school. Maybe you should be teaching at one But, please do not mislead others into thinking this is a girls against girls competition. It is not. I noted in one of your earlier posts that you seem to be getting into quite a few events and are fortunate to find a practice pen. How often are you covering?

  163. Avatar for Guest says

    By women against women i ment, “I’d” much rather stick to having the male bull fighters where i ride at teach me, but tht’s just me. Ive covered 7/10 of my rides and no I’m far from training any1, I ,myself, still have alott! to learn

  164. Avatar for Guest says

    Chelsea .. I don’t think you have any idea how fortunate you are that you have practice pens to go to and people who actually know how to teach one-on-one. If you are covering 70 percent of your bulls then the training is working. A lot of guys should be going there too. Maybe those pens should be posting their contact information on here and more boys and girls in the area could start going there.

    But you have to realize that most women, whether they have ever climbed in the chutes or not have no practice pens that are easy to get to and those who find them often report that the folks running them don’t know much more than they do. They are “practice pens”, not schools. I have heard of pens where the person providing ” protection” actually ran away from the bull when a girl got hung up. The same would probably happen if it was a guy that got in trouble. Our camp is designed to help those who do ride get a little better and to introduce the sport to others who think they might like it find out if they really do. And, we will stress safety above all else.

    Mike

  165. Avatar for GuestChelsea says

    Well Michigan isnt much for rodeos but i no we have atleast 3 pens w/ in the lower midwest part. and ya Ive heard of the fighters running off, but over where i go Silver Dollar Ranch, Wayland Michigan, Ive witnessed fighters grabbin hold of the bulls horns like a steer and ripping the riders glove off so they dnt get hung up, they also help u in the chutes and give u tips and such. And share their gear w/ the newbies. :)

  166. Avatar for Guest says

    *NOTE* the fallowing is from my dear friend Lorett
    O.K….enough about the fear stuff….all riders have an element of fear whether they say it or not….even the big pros…they just don’t dwell on it. Bull riding is about the thrill of riding NOT the getting hurt…If you are thrilled with getting hurt thats your own issue. However, if you ride, you caN NOT BE AFRAID of the possibility of getting hurt, but, you must come to terms with the fact that, its NOT IF YOU GET HURT, BUT WHEN, and thats even if you are a great rider..you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, dismounting after a 90 point ride, and end up with a titanium lower leg…O.K. so you have to be aware of the danger, but put it out of your mind and ride. You should not be proud of getting hurt, be proud of returning to ride AFTER you’ve been hurt. Like John Wayne said, courage is NOT having no fear…Courage is knowing the danger and the fear, BUT BUCKING UP AND DOING IT ANYWAY! Be more concerned about learning technique and how to ride well…Its BULL RIDING, NOT BULL HANGING ON. ITs about the RIDE ………not the injuries … Thanks Lorett Guzman

  167. Avatar for Guest says

    Just so you know it’s kind long}
    Chelsea send me an e-mail pleasa! :) I just got an e-mail from a gal in Michigan and I’m sure she would LOVE to talk to you.

    Practice Pen seems to have become a bad word. All new/green riders should do their home work befor getting on any stock, School or Practice Pen. And even if the fighters are good and people nice, it don’t mean they can teach you anything. It mite be they are bad teachers, or maybe just not the right teacher for you. Talk to lots of people, then use your own wisdom to deside what is right. Who ever you chose to teach you is going to become like family. 9 times outta 10 a school is better for a begainer, but the most importan thing is to ride where you feel your getting what you need. I don’t care if you jump from school to school, or train with only one person. YOUR the one getting on that animal.

    Some of the people I know here will tell you come on out and see how things are, then deside if you want to get on, then and only then do they charge you. I also know of people who are well known that put on schools that I would never ever go to, not bad people, just don’t like that way they teach.

    As far as girls only things go, as a rider I like them cuz something else happens when you get a bunch of rough riding women together, I can’t even put it into words. But that being said let me go back and repeat my self Think of your self as a bull rider 1st, and a girl/woman/lady 2nd.

    Getting Hurt – you COULD trip and brake something just as easly as a bull COULD brake something for you
    Money is made to be spent.

    I know both fear & pain. Gotta say there is something I like about hitting the ground hard, and the sore spots you find for days. I tell fear to “get out of my way & my life!” and I mean it I really do say that out loud. It’ll keep coming back but you do not have to live with it.

    I could go on & on but thats what the site ladybullrider.webs.com is for

    You all keep living your dreams, God love you

  168. Avatar for GuestBrandi says

    I am 22 from jackson ms really wanna learn to ride anyone close? I am not a creeper just a dreamer. I get along with anyone. I just wanna learn to ride and start a friendship with another female bullrider as I learn the ropes and hopefully got a good rodeo partner also.

  169. Avatar for Guestsantana Childers says

    hey i was wonderin how every 1s doing in this? im doin horribe right now lol im gettin the new rank bull helmet and a new vest for Christmas im excited. daddy wants me to go to a good bullridin school i know the basics nd every thang i just would like to get good nd big in this and im goin to tha marines june of 2013 as long as i dnt break nothin nd have to get any rods put in me lol but im not quittin but look me up on face book under Santana Childers dnt thank theres many names like mine but if u have trouble findin me im tha blond with curls hee hee

  170. Avatar for GuestChelsea Bates~*La Barbie*~ says

    Well I broke my wrist about a month and a half ago :( but after all the jaws dropped by my team of surgeons and doctors, lol im healin great. My dad hoped my bone specialist would tell me “no more bulls” but instead said “Hit me up for ur next rodeo, ill bring the kids to watch” I was so overjoyed, almost to tears. I had been so scared tht i wouldnt be able to ride the hide off one ever again. So for Christmas I’m getting the best present ever! The freedom to climb down in those chutes again :D :D :D well technically I get to buck again cause I’ve been hittin practices just to go sit on some brindles. One things for sure, If you get into this sport be prepared for the addiction that comes after. And the pain of almost losing the privilege! :)

  171. Avatar for GuestSantana Childers says

    well that sucks 4 a while and my dads the same way he told me i cant ride again till my new gear comes in witch is like feb. so im just gone work out my forearms nd legs nd junk till i then grrr… i miss it and yesterday i called trinity valley community college about their bull riding scholarships and the man i talked to was nice but told me what i expected to hear, that colleges dont give girls bull riding scholarships, the funny thing is that hes in texas and im in alabama and he knows the people i ride with and the man that ownes the practice pin i go to so he did make me relize that God blessed me with some of the biggest and best people to learn from. that man tellin me that makes me wanna get really big, good, and known in bull riding so i can laugh in his face…. in a nice way lmao!

  172. Avatar for GuestSantana Childers says

    king of deathor whatever… i cant fix a computer cause i aint interested in it but i gotta 69 nova i just got steet legal nd if some1 was to hit my baby ya dern skippy id freak out but i also got a 2001 f-150 nd if i got hit and the person was sober nd they wernt an ass bout it then id wouldnt freak out unless some1 got hurt

  173. Avatar for GuestAlexis Sarauer says

    is there a Pro bull riding for woman? i think this would be a good job when i turn 18 i rode steers for 6 years cows for one now i bin riding bulls for 2 i would really like to know?!?!

  174. Avatar for Guest says

    Alexix .. the answer to your question is there are no longer any professional bull riding organizations for women. The WPRA used to have a bull riding division but does no longer. Most of the women riding today are riding in local rodeos and in jackpots when they can get in. If you are good enough, you might be able to get a permit card from the PRCA if you can get into enough sanctioned rodeos and win enough to meet the requirements. This is not easy to do for many reasons, most of which have little to do with your riding ability.

  175. Avatar for Guest says

    For everyone who questions whether girls can ride bulls, check out all the recent publicity on Maggie Parker. She is the only woman with a permit to ride bulls in the PRCA and recently won enough to fill have of her permit requirement. There is a story here. After trying on her own for awhile she was able to spend several months at Gary LaFew’s ranch who is one of the top bull riding instructors in the country. the moral of the story .. if you want to make it to the pros .. you just gotta get top level instruction

  176. Avatar for GuestKayla says

    Okay so I ride bulls to it is a lot of fun. Me and a lot of other females arond here ride! I love it! I dot think I will stop riding for a while!

  177. Avatar for GuestTamrah Davis says

    don’t let guys tell you you can’t! i wanted to bull ride and barrel race and my dad wouldn’t let me couse i’m a girl! girls r no different from guys and we can do everythin we can! thats the worst thing a guy can say is you can’t do it bc your a girl… well thats when we stand up and prove them wrong! gurls do what you want and don’t let a guy throw you down cause they think they r the only ones who can do somethin!

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