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The Life of a Professional Bull Rider

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Bull riding is one, dangerous, sport. The injuries say it all.

"I had a fracture in my vertebrae and my neck and broke my shoulder blade and actually the last time I was at this rodeo was July 2nd 2010 exactly 3 years ago I ripped this finger off that night," said professional bull rider Shawn Hogg.

"I broke my arm it was a compound fracture the bull stepped on my arm had surgery on that I was back riding torn my knee," said Edgar, MT native Parker Breding.

Parker's knee injury was supposed to keep him out three months, he was back in two weeks. Now listen to the travel schedule starting tomorrow night.

"Red Lodge starts at six Cody starts at 8 so I'll have to ride my bull at red lodge and haul pretty fast to Cody and ride that one then we're supposed to catch a plane to St. Paul."

"Here today, Springdale, AZ tomorrow Red Lodge Montana on the fourth and as soon as I get done with RL go to Cody same night ride at Cody then we'll drive to St Paul."

But these cowboys put up with it all because they love riding bulls. It also has one other benefit.

"I don't have to punch my own time card I can be my own boss I'm a free man there ain' t many guys that can say they are free and I get to be free I'm my own boss if I do good  and I win I'm happy and if I don't do good I don't have anyone else to blame it on," said Hogg.
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