Saturday, July 17, 2010
Bareback bronc riding on Friday evening.
Though it might be obvious, but there is no easy way off of a bucking bull or horse.
Photos by staff photographer Nic Coury.
Cowboys watch from the chutes as Howdy Cloud of Lountze, Texas rides a bull.
A cowboy gets his foot caught in the ropes after getting tossed by a bull.
Logan Knibbe of Rockdale, Texas bull riding on Friday night.
R.C. Landington of Pendleton, Oregon scored no points after his short ride in bareback bronc.
Salinas-native Steven Peebles rides in bareback bronc.
A horse tears out of the chutes with a cowboy on his back during bareback bronc.
Up close and personal during saddle bronc.
A bull rider gets the raw end of a the animal after being thrown off.
Ryan Montroy of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, flies high in the saddle bronc at the Salinas Sports Complex.