berserk\ber-SURK\ , adjective;
1. Violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged.
Even though the strong young rider had confidence a vest and a helmet, he was still no match for the berserk bull.
I've done a rodeo post before, but I didn't show the entire sequence of the rides. They have a story, or at least I like to think they have a story, albeit short. Here are some shot of this same ride. This guy had no chance from the get go.
They call the guys in the purple shirts the "bull fighters". They are the guys you don't want to piss off if you are in this rider's situation. My friend is a bull fighter. He's no joke.
I think when you're on the ground with a 2,000 pound berserk animal drooling all over you, you wish it was just 8 seconds long.
And.... scene. The fighters did their job and distracted that big hunk of beef so the downed rider could stagger away to safety.
In order to further enrage the frenzied bronc, they made comments of dog food and glue factories. This only made him berserk even harder.
Right out of the gates this riders face said it all. "Oh my god, what was I thinking?" Now, I'm not a horse person, therefore, I don't have many horse related stories or experiences, and that's by choice. This guy chose to get on this 1,200 pound beast. He's a horse person.
The only thing that comes to mind when I see this photo is the sound of a bad Daffy Duck impression. He's still on though, and I think he's counting the seconds on his free hand. Looks like he's down to 4.
Oops, the horse zigged and the rider zagged. He's still got a hold of that saddle horn. I'll give this guy the same advice my dad gave me when I jiggled the handle of our white Volkswagon Vanagon while driving through an intersection and the door flew open. "JUST HOLD ON!" Thanks dad.
Ah, my favorite rodeo photo. Check out the riders face and the horses face, they are pretty much the same. Both are thinking "when will this end?"
And the final shot of this guys ride. He made it! But he still has those four fingers up. Maybe it's how many jager bombs he's going to need in order to forget about that ride. But he did stay on for all 8 seconds. Way to go buddy.
Ok, a new rider with a new style. Looking pretty good man. Nice form, you still got your hat on too.
He looks like he's riding down a giant slide, just enjoying the ride back down. That horse is having a different experience.
Oops, lost the hat on that last bounce. It's ok, you still got your glasses on though. By the way, why in the world would a bronc rider want to see what's going on anyway? Just seems like it would all be blurry and bouncy anyway.
He's still hanging in there. Looks like he got a hold of some bad thai food though, that's why have a pile of magazines in the bathroom ladies. Sometimes you just gotta berserk in the bathroom.
Look at that, he's smiling at us. What a courteous rider. "HI MOM!"
Hmmm, could be a problem here with the whole andgry horse heading towards the steel rails while trying to throw you off. Like a cage match with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Superfly Snooka! Who's who though brother?
Ok, made the turn, it's all good, just hang on and you're done. He made the entire 8 seconds as well. Congrats Smiley, now don't get all berserk at the post rodeo festivities.