Meet Female Bullrider Mac Miller

Mac Miller PhotoBy random chance, I met 14-year-old Mackenzie Miller from Denton, Montana through MySpace. Preferring to be called Mac, she explained to me that she loved the Girls Can’t WHAT? web site and that it especially interested her because she was into bullriding and there just aren’t a lot of girls who do that sort of thing. Wanting to know more about her experience in this field, I asked Mac for an interview and she accepted.

Gretchen: So tell us Mac, when did you first become interested in bull riding?

Mac: After I rode my first steer when I was 12. When I started riding I went to a bullriding school with Ross Coleman and Justin Mcbride. One of the main reasons I wanted to do it is because I was madly in love with Justin Mcbride. Yes, pathetic, I know. After I fell off the steer, I had a new love :) I was hooked. Mom wasn’t so big on the idea. She thought I was going to chicken out. Well, so did I.

Gretchen: You obviously got over your fears quickly. How old were you when you started competing?

Mac: I was 12 years old.

Gretchen: Only 12? Wow! So you’ve been doing this for a couple of years now. Do you remember your first event? How did it go?

Mac Miller PhotoMac: Well…The first steer riding experience was when I knew that this is what I was destined to do, it was my thing. My very first REAL bullriding experience was….well…interesting. Some of family friends invited us down to a local rodeo. My little brother and I were signed up for steer riding. The first night I had to get on a pretty small steer. My rope was too big so as soon as we came out of the shoots I slid off. The stock contractor was actually a female, and she offered to let me ride one of her 2 year old bulls the next night. Of course I said yes. Thankfully, it was just my dad who took us. He decided we wouldn’t tell Mom until after I rode. Well, we got there the next night. And I know when I say two year old bull, you’re thinking a small bull that doesn’t do much, haha..well I was too. We got my bull in the chute. My dad isn’t even paying attention to me…he’s too worried about getting pictures (typical dad) So, this very attractive (too old of course) guy offered to help me. Well, I definitely didn’t turn it down. Well, I can’t say I went out and won it all. I lasted about 3 seconds at the most. But I had a lot more guts than the girls that made fun of me for falling off. :)

Gretchen: Speaking of falling off…Have you ever been injured? What happened?

Mac: No serious injuries. Just the normal bruises and scars. The worst pain I’ve felt though is when a bull laid down in the shoot and my leg got stuck. I couldn’t move my leg after that. But Mom said if I didn’t stop being a wimp we were going home…so I didn’t make it noticeable

Gretchen: So Mom finally got on board with your bullriding career, eh? ;) Have you ever been told you “can’t” because you are a girl? How did you respond?

Mac: Hehe…Of course. I ALWAYS run into some machoist who is convinced it’s still the 1800’s. I just laugh to be honest. If I let them get to me it makes me look weak, and I’m the farthest thing from weak. I remember I was at a rodeo, and there was a little jerk behind the shoots running his mouth. I carried my bag behind the shoots. He asked me if I was riding. I point at my little brother and say “No, I’m his assistant”, then walked away. I have a slight problem putting it nicely that YES…I am Female…and Yes I am Riding. Well, as I was walking away, the kid says “Why don’t you just go home, you don’t stand a chance” I just smiled and wished him the best of luck. I ended up winning. I gave him a big smile as I walked up to get my check.

Gretchen: Mac, that is a great example of both good sportsmanship and not letting anyone get the best of you. With two years of bullriding under your belt, what do you think is your greatest achievement so far?

Mac: Proving that girls can do something other than painting their nails. I’m quite the feminist to be honest. I have had a lot of little girls come up to me, telling me they want to ride. I think it’s awesome because whoever came up with the idea that bull riding was only a men’s sport….You’re dumb.

Gretchen: So true – you are proving that girls can do anything they want. Do you have a favorite event?

Mac: The only things I do in rodeo is barrel racing and bull riding, so those two would have to be my favorite. I’m still not sure why people always consider bull riding the sport for the REAL tough guys. Barrel racing is actually very complicated. It’s not just jump on a horse and gallop off. It takes so much time to train the right horse. And you have to have every single hand motion right or your going to tip over a barrel. For the people that make fun of ropers, shut your trap. I have a lot of respect for team ropers. I think it’s just as hard as bull riding. I pretty much just love rodeo. Everything about it. I also o-mok-see…that’s games played on horseback. This year I ended up getting the year end high point belt buckle. We have clubs and everything. We take it very seriously in Montana.

Gretchen: That is very cool. I have been to the local rodeos here (in Illinois) and I have a lot of respect for those who participate. It does not look easy and I know there is a lot of skill and training involved. Training your horse is a big part of it. Tell us a little bit about your horse.

Mac Miller PhotoMac: Wrong question to ask. I could go on forever and ever about Dan. He’s 11 and a bay (dark brown with black mane) quarter horse. I have about 9 horses, but this one is my baby. You don’t get much better than him. He is the horse I use in barrel racing and o-mok-sees. No, he’s not one of those professional barrel racing horses. Far from it actually. I was actually the one who pretty much trained him. He hurt his leg really bad as a two year old, so he never got rode. But then my mare that I had since I was little passed on, and I needed a horse to take to my horse classes. We went through a lot of fights and misunderstandings. He was a horse who was a total spazoid. He would hyperventelate, he would attempt to buck. But, after a year of horse classes. We formed a bond that no one could break. He’s my escape. One of my best friends. Recently, I was at a barrel racing clinic, and my parents couldn’t take me so I went with a friend. And I was talking to my horse, and my friend looks around the trailer to ask who I was talking to. My face got red as a muttered “Dan” She said it sounded just like I was talking to a person. Bull riding has actually helped me with Dan because the thought of him bucking doesn’t scare me one bit, not like it really did before but now I’m more prepared for the fall off….Yes that was only a LITTLE bit about my horse. He is the “Fo Shizzle”.

Gretchen: Dan sounds like a great horse and it appears you share a mutual respect for each other. What advice would you give to girls who are interested in bull riding?

Mac: Go For It. Don’t let ANYONE tell you it’s not possible (as I have) I’m telling you if you are serious about it, you won’t regret it. It’s one of the greatest feelings. Don’t chicken out. I’m not going to lie, it’s scary. You can’t predict what’s going to happen once the gate opens. But it’s all worth it.

Gretchen: Thank you for being so honest and open about it being scary and for the encouragement to follow our dreams. Tell us more about yourself, Mac. What interests do you have outside of riding bulls?

Mac: Well….I’m very random. My friends describe me as, crazy, funny, unique, and just plain weird. I play basketball and volleyball. Don’t have time for track because I’m working with my horses. I love music. I have no musical talent but I love it. I listen to every kind of music. Look through my CD case and you’ll see. I absolutely do not put up with racism, or people who have nothing better to do than criticize gay people. I try my best to not judge other by their looks, but everyone does at some point. I live in a small town with about 200 people. My class has 12, and we are all best friends. I’ll be graduating from 8th grade this year so I’m excited. I’m not exactly the smartest kid in my class. I go to Special Ed. for studyhall. I’m not afraid to admit it. So anyone who does don’t feel embarrased. Some of us are just smart in different ways. I’m blonde, but not the pink-wearing-high-pitched-clone. I’m not exactly “skinny” either. I’m not fat, I’m average :) …Any girls who are convinced they are gross and obese. Just stop, you’re not. Not all of us are Paris Hilton (some of us don’t want to be :| ) I am a huge fan of Steve Irwin. He rocks. I LOVE ANIMALS…anything I do when I’m older is going to involve animals. Yup…that’s it

Gretchen: Mac, thank you so much for your time in doing this impressive interview. You are truly an inspiration to girls everywhere. You have such a bright spirit and an amazing attitude. Keep doing what you do! Stay in touch and keep us updated on your career as well. B-)

You can contact Mac on MySpace.

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Comments

  1. Avatar for gretchenCulvey says

    Sweet, mac is an awsome person, i know her outside of this. but i learned stuff from this i had no clue about before. it’s pretty awsome that you got this interview mac.

  2. Avatar for gretchen says

    Heck Yes. Go Mac. Mac is one of my best friends and what ever she doues i suport her. If she
    does something dumb I will do it with her. If we go to a party and gets drumk then i will
    take her home. So what ever she needs i will do it for her as a friend.
    Love Always
    Ashli

  3. Avatar for gretchen says

    Mac:

    If you visit my web site http://www.rodeopromotions.com you will see that I work with girl bull riders. If you are interested in learning more please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) or call 719-543-6458

    Mike Donnell

  4. Avatar for gretchentylyn says

    Woohooo! That’s my Mac!! haha, no truly, she is like my best friend. I’m not some weird stalker…haha actually, that would be Mac. lol no, just kidding. i love mac! don’t tell her i said this…but she is an inspiration to girls…haha, wow, we’ve had some fun times at rodeos. well. i just wanted to say, that Mac rocks…and go feminism!! woot!

  5. Avatar for gretchenAunt Kendra says

    Hey, you go girl! I’m so proud. Dream big dreams!
    The sky is the limit, I love you & beeeeeeee good!
    Hello to Dan.

  6. Avatar for gretchen8th Grade Class...(macs class) says

    Kaycee And AudreyMac, we are your biggest fans. We are so privileged to be in the same class as you. (ha, ha, not)J You’re awesome!!
    Kim:you are the coolest person in the world..besides me of course…lol! this bullriding thithing is pretty cool i tell you wat! i am way to chicken to get on one of those big a$$ animals! i give you props my homey, very impressed! nice nice…but yea…
    Ron: mac is the coolest person ever
    Alex: We Will Dominate The World! Hoofah(inside joke)
    KyKy(kyler): Your Retarded. Just Joking…But Seriously
    Garrett: Your Cool….sometimes…
    Christy: …….I Don’t Know What To Say….Go Mac
    Vicky: I think it’s cool you ride bulls
    Zach: Your The Best Person In The World!!!!(kinda)

    -

  7. Avatar for gretchen says

    Heya’ll!

    My name is Dee and I am a 20 year old female bull rider as well. I thought maybe I’d drop a line and invite all your bull riding fans, man and women to my Rodeo website. This website was built specificly for women who are fans or participate in bull and bronc riding. Its a great fun place to talk to other people with the same interest. Hope to see you there.

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

    ~Dee aka: Ghost Ryder [Admin of Female Bull & Bronc Riders Forum.]

  8. Avatar for gretchenBrittany! says

    Hey!
    thats amazing!
    i have always wanted to be a bull ride but no one will let me:(
    im 14 alredy ahah and all i have rode is calfs and steers..
    so it kinda sux!
    But i have always wanted to be a bull rider and every one thinks i wouldent get on a bull but im hopeing to do it this summer!

  9. Avatar for gretchenmeena_michelle says

    i told my parents about bull riding just plain out and they thought i was kidding but then i started saying stuff to let them know i was serious so im getting ready to go to a bull riding camp in about a week so im really excited c-ya

  10. Avatar for gretchenkit hokse says

    what a lucky girl i ride bulls just on the family farm i think it’s cool that u ride bulls in rodeos i can’t start til i’m 16 mommy’s rules it sucks lol

  11. Avatar for gretchenSALENA says

    I am looking for female bullriders to ride in my productions. Any Female bull Riders out there & want to compete contact me at truegritproductions.com

  12. Avatar for gretchen says

    Awesome! I’m a bit of a femenist too, but only because most males are very concieted with very little reason. I’d love to see this female bull rider make it to the big leagues!!

  13. Avatar for gretchenIsha says

    Hey Mac, I think that’s awesome that you ride bulls. I have a friend that rides and I know that it takes a lot of gut to get up there -and even more because you’re a girl. Keep it up!

  14. Avatar for gretchen says

    this is so cool! I just want to say you girls keep at. Dees fourm is a good place to go. I’ve got a site that tips it hat to girls like us, I’ve got pics and profiles, and I try to keep things up to date. crazycriterjp.tripod.com oh yah I just about for got, I ride too!

    Jocelyn Martin

  15. Avatar for gretchenKristen says

    See,she is the kind of girl we have to look up to.I was intrested in bull-riding.I was going to do it but I thought barrel racing was much more fun,no offense.I just thought bulls look scarier.Anyway,keep riding bulls,your a strong person,keep that always.

  16. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hey Mac! I’m a female bull rider who has been riding for about 8 years now. I don’t know if you ride anymore or if you’re interested but me and about 6 of the professional women bull riders are starting a new organization and it looks like it’s going to turn into a tv show! We’re trying to do kind of what the PBR guys did by breaking away from the PRCA. The network is very supportive but they want more than just the core 6 girls. We need more girls even just interested in riding. If it interests you PLEASE contact me!
    Thanks! ~Jay

  17. Avatar for gretchenMckenzie says

  18. Avatar for gretchenMckenzie says

    hey this is for jay i want to bull ride and you mentioned professional girls that could teach? that sounds so awesome i wosh i could bull ride haha i need to find a teacher thought

    McKenzie
    :-)

  19. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hey McKenzie! Nice to hear from ya! Anyone can learn how! Please email me if i don’t email you first at [email protected] That is our organization’s email but I answer it. We’d love to help you but I need more info. Can’t wait to talk to you. We always need more up and coming riders!
    in his grip,
    jay

  20. Avatar for gretchenMckenzie says

    hey mac! its mckenzie i dont no what size of bull rope to get and i am almost 13 and want to learn how to ride bulls!

  21. Avatar for gretchenHeidi James says

    Hi to all courageous bullriding gals,
    I am a screenwriter from Texas covering a script about a modern day cowgirl who has a visitation from Lucille Mulhall (the very first cowgirl ever. she was 13 when she roped over 300 steer in one day, so her daddy boasts). If any of you would like to share stories or insights about the challenges/rewards of being a modern day cowgirl for the film it would be greatly appreciated!
    Best,
    Heidi

  22. Avatar for gretchenHeidi James says

  23. Avatar for gretchenKaley says

    Mac’s pretty sexy I think =] haha I think she’s pretty rad really. (Yeah I know her outside of all this) She is a very odd girl but I like it =D

  24. Avatar for gretchenRoxee says

    hey mac omg that is sooo awsome i want to ride bull to i ain’t no girly girl!! i luv justin mcbride too and colby yates, jb mauney, ab=nd brian canter!!

  25. Avatar for gretchenRoxee says

    hey mac omg that is sooo awsome i want to ride bulls to i ain’t no girly girl!! i luv justin mcbride too and colby yates, jb mauney, ab=nd brian canter!!

  26. Avatar for gretchen says

  27. Avatar for gretchenAshley says

    You go girl Im 21 I tried my first bull riding clinic in May of this year and i got stomped on after i got thrown off my 7th bull, but now im better and ready to jump on some more. bull ridding is the most adrenaline packed thing ive ever done and i hope to get into a few rodeos im at college at umw and cant wait to get my chance

  28. Avatar for gretchenEmma says

    DAmn thats Amazing! im 15 i want to start getting into rideing! lot of people tell me stuff becuse i guess you could say ima city girl! But i have hopes and dreams and will never let people get in the way of them! but thats Awsome keep it up!

  29. Avatar for gretchenCarlos says

    Hi Mac its awesome what you do, but my message its to tell you that I was an foreing exchange student in your town from Mexico,,,that was long time ago and im trying to get in touch with people from Denton,,, cause i have lost contact with my host family ,if you read this let me know if youll help me,, thank you,,my mail is [email protected] ,,,, and keep it up girl ,,,,,girls rule for sure
    tnx
    Carlos R.

  30. Avatar for gretchenkaitlyn says

    I am doing a career speech on becoming a professional female bull rider! I was wondering if i can interview you?

  31. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hey Mac,

    thats awesome!i want to be a bullrider soooo much, hopefully i’m going to a bullring school this september, i love bullriding so much i live on a farm and take care of our 6 cows and 1 milk cow, so i love being around animals.

    Kepp riding ! and show them boys what we are all made of!
    ~Cheyenne

  32. Avatar for gretchenJustin says

    Hi my name is Justin Arlt I am a small timer in the PBR I have been riding bulls for a long time and I have to say I have never met a female bull rider. I would love to watch one of your rides and love to come to one of your shows out there. I will be riding all summer with the Super Kicker Rodeo companies, if you get a chance get the schedule and come on out ill have a ticket waiting for you. Can’t wait and keep it up, I guess I have never said this but since you are a bull rider you get one; “COWGIRL UP”

    Justin M. Arlt

  33. Avatar for gretchenJustin Arlt says

  34. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hey Jason!
    I’m a co-founder of a new organization called the Women’s Roughstock Foundation. Check us out at http://www.myspace.com/fixin2bfamous if you want. We range from different ages and experiences but most have us been riding for 5+ years. I’m 23, a female and I’ve been riding for 9 years. I haven’t rode in a PBR but have been in open shows, IPRA and PRCA. I don’t hold any cards at the time though. Good luck with your PBR career. Judd Leffew has really helped me throughout the years. It’s great to hear some more support. I don’t know where you are but I’ll look out for your name. Hope to talk to you soon. Bear down or get bucked!
    In His Grip,
    Jay Hooker

  35. Avatar for gretchenJustin M. Arlt says

    Hey guy’s I am located in Kingsley, mi. I live and work on our family’s dairy farm.
    If you get a chance go to, http://www.superkickerrodeo.com and pull up the schedule for this year and make it to some of the shows; the next one I will be in is May 23 and 24 Memorial Day weekend. If you would like e-mail me at [email protected] and ill send you this years riding schedule. If you get a chance come and find me and say hi.

  36. Avatar for gretchenSYDNEY says

    WOW! THAT IS SO COOL. WHEN I WENT WITH MY UNCLE TO SEE MY COUSIN BULL RIDING.AND THERE WAS A BOY AND HE WAS 10 AND HE WAS A BULL RIDER. AND I WANTED TO BE ONE. THEN WHEN WE WERE DONE MY COUSIN AND HIS GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME I WOULD BE SCARED AND I COUDNT DO IT. AND THE NEXT DAY I TOLD MY COUSINS SISTER THAT I WANTED TO BE A BULL RIDER AND SHE TOLD ME…”THAT I HAD TO BE SKINNY AND SHORT TO BE A BULL RIDER” SHE MAD ME SOOOOOOO MAD AND SAD.BUT THEN I READ YOUR STORY AND SAID..”SHE IS WRONG IME A GIRL AND I CAN DO WAHT I CAN BELIVIE I CAN AND STARTED PLANING.THANKS FOR THE EXPEIRINCE.LOVE,SYDNEY(10)

  37. Avatar for gretchenLisa Tallent says

    Hi! I just wanted to say I loved reading your website. I am a mom of a bullrider and a Active Duty Air Force spouse for the last 23 years, we are stationed in Abilene, TX. now but we have lived all over the world and our sons bullriding takes us all over the country and I am always asking the question when are we gonna see more girl bullriders.It is fantastic that our young girls today let nothing stand in there way even the fact that they say girls can’t do what boys can and they are certainly proven them wrong. I say girls keep it up and show them just what girls are made of. Thanks for sharing your website I will certainly make sure I share your website with all our rodeo families.

  38. Avatar for gretchen says

    Lisa – that’s awesome and I’m glad you like the site. In case you haven’t seen it yet, I have a bullrider design. ;)

    Stick around this thread – it’s one of the most popular and active ones on this site. I had no idea so many young women were interested in bull riding!

  39. Avatar for gretchenmegan says

    hey i need some help my name is megan fulkerson im 17years old n i want to learn to ride bull. my # is 270 287 2843

  40. Avatar for gretchenelizabeth butler says

    hey my name is elizabeth butler and i want to be a bull ridder but my mom worrys to much i thank every year they have a little rodeo thaing they do and they had one that was mid-way and i got my mom talked into letting me ride but they didnt do it and i got so sad thanking i waint going to get to do it but i can i got to belive in myself ………

  41. Avatar for gretchenamanda says

    I want to b a bull ridr but my dad wont let me. sould i tell my parents that i want to e a bull rider.Ijust want to fallo my dreams and be a girl bull rider.so i tink i will just have to tell them.and my dad hasent cauht on yet.i am going to see if he will let me go to a bull iding shool in 210.I m 11 years old.

  42. Avatar for gretchenDanielle Lieberman says

    Hey my names Danielle i really liked reading this im 12 yrs old everyone thinkss im 18 haha but ill be riding a bull on new years ive alwas wanted to and i brake horses and train and barrel race and do alot of bareback riding and its only taking me 4 yrs to convince my dad to ride a bull lol any tips for me because ill be against like 20 other guys lol

  43. Avatar for gretchenallison says

    wow, im so speechless! i have always wanted to ride a bull ever since i was a little girl. i’m 13 now, and im pretty muchly hooked on PBR when ever it’s on!

    i also have horses. 3 actually. ive had them since i was 9 years of age. i show pleasure and stuff, not contesting yet. but i have ran on a friends horse once..

    but, back on topic …… this may sound crazy, but i want(ed) to be a pro. bull rider !

    but that would take a lot of hard work to make it that far, but im willing to do what it takens, thats how much i want to do it. im pretty much dedicated to bull riding (:

    – ok well thanks for listining ((:

    bye for now !

  44. Avatar for gretchenStephanie says

    I’m 17 and I’ll be 18 by the time season starts, and I wanna ride bulls this year. My best friend rides bulls, and he says I can’t do it cause I’m a girl and I am really skinny (102 Pounds) What do you think?
    I also Barrel race, and jump, and was reserve champ at our local shows last year.
    I’ve been riding my whole life, been getting hurt my whole life, I’m a strong girl.
    What should I do if the fair committee says no?

  45. Avatar for gretchen says

    Stephanie – I would ask them first for a list of rules/regulations. If there is nothing in there to disqualify you then you should be able to plead your case. ;)

  46. Avatar for gretchenLauren A. says

    HEY MAC! i did not know you rode bulls i thought u just did barrel racing. We all miss u at o-mok-sees. :(
    i do not have the guts to try bull rididng but it sounds VERY fun. i hope i can watch u sometime!!!

    P.S. this is Lauren ur FB friend.

    tehe

  47. Avatar for gretchenKJB_rodeochickk says

    So I just found this website because I was doing a project and found a quote on here…and I ALREADY LOVE IT(:

    I’m 14 also, and ride steers! I love when you beat guys(:
    Haa, but what I have always wanted to do in a rodeo(and I promise I’m going to before I die!(:) is ride saddle bronc!

    I also barrel race and it’s like my passion, lol. I’m actually on my way too a barrel race right now!

    Keep it up! Cause I know I will(:

  48. Avatar for gretchenkara says

    thats so cool Mac! Especially since your so young!
    I’m 17 and I live in the Yukon which is way up north in Canada. There used to be rodeo up here until about 8 or 9 years ago and they don’t do it anymore :( i really wanna become a bullrider! I may be the only person in the whole territory to want to do this but I want definitely wanna give it a go! First things first theres gotta be a rodeo around to get into it… haha :)I’m into barrel racing and roping and all that too.. I just thought I’d say I think its awesome that you do this! :)

  49. Avatar for gretchenvivian Parks says

  50. Avatar for gretchensantana says

    im gonna be riding at long horn in alabama they let girls ride. im 15 and my best friend is over the rodeo. ive always wanted to ride and this is my chance. people say its a boys sport but we can all change that.

  51. Avatar for gretchensantana says

    where is bull riding camp that sounds awsome chick! if any 1 knows some more places that will let me ride bulls text or call me at 2567020279

  52. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hola,

    I’m Chelsea, I’m 16 and have been riding bulls for just over 2months :) I didnt start out w/ little steers and calves. I went straight to the big boys lol so far all but to of my rides have qualified 8seconds but on my 7th ride this BIG BULL named Hurricane decided to cork screw and rammed me in to the rail then stomped on my chest. Everyone there was going crazy screaming to see if i was ok. I ended up climbing the fence with a gigantic grin, repeating ” yay i jus got stepped on!”. later I joking ” Thank god they make replacements….” haha I went back on May 2nd and completed 2 rides 8seconds clean :D

  53. Avatar for gretchen says

    Hey Chelsea (and anyone else) I get e-mails from girls/ladys from all over, and I try to get them in touch with another rider that is close to them. So if you would e-mail me and let me know where you are at chances are there is someone who would love to meet you. And if you have any photos you would love to show off I’d be happy to have them on the site ladybullrider.webs.com I LOVE to get feed back. Well thats all for now, you girls keep at it.

  54. Avatar for gretchenKaylee Rodwell says

    I am 12 and have been riding steers for two years this year i have to ride bulls because of my age. I am realy looking forward to riding bulls this year. My dream is to ride bulls all though boys think girls are to weak to ride bulls.

  55. Avatar for gretchenAce Garland says

    um hi so im 13 and want to start bull riding but im to light weight im 90 pounds and well Ace is my nickname and no i don’t have a eating problem i just work off whatever i gain i ride all week but i have looked to see where i can ride in a rodeo or bull ride but i found nothing i am off to ride soon and mac your my role model.

  56. Avatar for gretchenhardcore cowgirl says

    My dad said that if i ever got up on a bull he would kick my but and whoever elses that let me ride.
    So tiday i asked him”i no you said that you would kick my but if i ever rode a bull…but can i still ride a steer at the youth and junior steer riding event in a rodeo?”my dad said back”i aint in you no back but i want you to go see it one more time so you can get a idea”i said”ok”
    My dad was a bull rider himself and he really pissed me off(exuse my language please)when he said he would kick my but.
    Atleast my dads fine with me barrel racing….grrr i want to ride a bull….any imfo?

  57. Avatar for gretchenStephanie says

    Hey Mac!
    I totally know how you feel about the boys jokin around behind the chutes! I did jr steer riding for 4 years and had a blast doing it! I didnt have many qualifying rides but i did win a belt buckle! And broke my arm doing it but totally worth it! These days I would love to bull riding or even saddle bronc. :)

  58. Avatar for gretchenHeidi Boneck says

    Hey i think its great that girls want to get on! My husband is a bull rider & i go to rodeos with him all the time & its always a lot of fun. this winter we’ve been going to this open rodeo winter series in a town a couple hours away from where we live & they started this womans wild cow riding.everybody told me behind the chutes why dont you get on. so i decided to get on & after the first time i was hooked it is so much fun! So girls more power to you!

  59. Avatar for gretchenMarti Faubion says

    Hey I’m marti I’m 16 I live in rozel, Kansas I barrel race and pole bend but my love it to be on the back of a bull ever since mitten buster I have always been interested in this. Where I kive the high school rodeo don’t allow girls to ride they say its insurance. I say who cares let me ride but they won’t. I just don’t get why they are afraid of letting me on

  60. Avatar for gretchenAndi says

    Hey so I want to be a bull rider and I have already told my parents but how do I get started??? I don’t really know of any good school and I have yet to actually ride anything!?!? If anyone can help PLEASE

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