Bull Riding


Cheerleading, lacrosse and horseback riding more dangerous than bull riding? Who is doing this list, the members of the Harvard Country Club?
There is no sport more dangerous than bull riding. Did anyone see the story they did on HBO's "Real Sports? " Bull riders suffer one "significant injury" for every 15 events. The bull rider they interviewed listed his injures which included several concussions, 11 surgeries, broken wrists, collar bones, legs, arms, numerous ribs, and several fractures to his face when a bull stomped on his nose! (I don't remember all of them, but it rivaled the injuries of Evil Kenevil. (sp?
My niece rode horse (competition jumping) from 7 years old to 17 and never suffered anything more than a bruise.
- corebare32

I play soccer, volleyball, and swim. I've personally never done bull riding. If bull-riding is a sport, (which it really shouldn't be included with soccer, football (like motor cross and NASCAR), you're not doing anything the object is) even though I don't do the sport, I can easily agree that bull-riding would have to be the most dangerous sport on the planet. "Eight seconds isn't a long time! " Say that when your riding a two ton bull. It's a pretty stupid sport (in my opinion), but it's the worst. You have no sort of protection, just your clothes. No one to catch you if you fall, cheer leaders. Now add crazy rampaging bull to that. Don't get you face stomp on.

More people die in bull riding than cheering. Really think this logically, even if you don't play the sport.

Cheer leading the " MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD? " No, really, I don't even think it's a sport. Sure, it hard work, but your mostly just cheering for my team. Whats the point to ...more - geekfreek

Cheer leading is not what would most people think. We have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to show off some impressive skills. You try competing in our shoes. I have literally broken a bone at the beginning of the routine and had to keep going threw all of the pain. It does hurt, but you gotta do it for the team. I agree that this sport should be higher ranked (bull riding), but I also believe cheer is also one of the most dangerous sports. We also have absolutely no padding. we throw some girls 30 feet in the air and you are trying to tell me it's not a sport? Try spending one day at a competitive cheer practice, then have the nerve to tell me it's not a sport.

Cheerleading is a competitive sport. Not the 'halftime entertainment' as you put it. We compete. We rely on each other to throw each other in the air again and again and again tired, with broken bones and other injuries

I bull ride pretty much every other weekend at private place where we buck bulls to get them ready for rodeos. You get on a bull that weighs anywhere to 1500 to 2000 lbs and risk your life every time you just sit in the chute. As soon as the gate opens you have a heart beat to make your next move with the bull you don't have time to plan out move by move in a locker room or on a bench like most sports. If you mess up your on the ground if you break something you have to cowboy up and still get up and run your butt off to the nearest fence so you don't get run over or attacked by the bull. If that isn't the most dangerous sport out there then id like to see a cheer leader get on a bull and last for the 8 seconds id be surprised if they could last 4 seconds.

Ok what the hell is cheerleading doing there my sister was a cheerleader ha. This is brandon harding from Idaho I ride bulls so you know what I think. Here are some facts us rough stock riders Bulls and Broncs ride for 8 knowing at any second something could go wrong. it's knowing not if you get hurt it's when and how bad. I've had a lot of injures more than any of my friends that don't ride. First off a hores can turn over run you on the panels kick you stomp you or even get hung up and bull riding there is Hung up slammed stomped on kicked head butt getting dropped into the well take a horn get your source caught in the rope and dragged around there is a lot more things that happen all the time that I could right a paper on plus the long term effects of our sport also on both horse and bull what we go through while we are riding let's see Dislocated arm ripped muscle sprains breakers etc even in the chutes we get leg injuries head injuries etc I can go on and on and on but the ...more

Brandon Harding again I meant spurs not source but we ride things with a mind of its own we can't control the out come because if we could we would never get hurt also we don't give up get hurt get back up and do it all over again but like I said our bull fighters should be number one they go head to head with the bull they try to take the blows they lay over top of us if they have to with out them we would have more injures and more deaths they make the sport safer for us riders but other than rough stock riders and bull fighters not many sports can come close to meeting is on a danger scale

Per capita and overall... BY FAR the most dangerous. I did this for years and lost 2 friends with an additional 2 friends in a wheel chairs for life. Most of the guys I know have lost teeth and have had multiple concussions. I had to quit and moved onto mixed martial arts because I could not physically continue bull riding. If you consider X-games a sport, that also needs to be considered. Cheerleading is a joke, and soccer is what we do until puberty happens. I guess if you want a sport that consists of crying all the time... Soccer could only be second to basketball. Baseball is barely a sport because a position player could almost take a nap... If Prince Fielder is a major athlete in your sport... I'm just saying. He reminds me of golf's John Daly. Oh! And! Golf is NOT a sport. It is somewhere between darts and bowling.

Before you get mad at me, just let me say that you can like your soccer, your cheering, or any other sport you like. Bull-riding, just like boxing and horse riding, are the most dangerous sports in the world. And I'm just keeping it to the sports you people would have heard of. Caving, skydiving, scuba diving, etc. are all plenty dangerous. Anyway, in bull-riding you try to stay on a wild, 2,000 pound bull, some with horns the size of my arm. These bulls have tight straps around there butt to make them kick and jump harder. And all you have to hold on to is a single rope. if you fall of, the bull can stomp, trample, or horn you, and you could break bones from the fall. All I'm saying is, in soccer, you can get pushed over. In cheerleading, you can fall down. In bull-riding, you can get your neck broken by a 2,000 pound beast with horns.

Bull Riding should be the most dangerous sport I should no I have rode for 7 years its not a stupid sport like most people say it is I just got hurt I have a broke rib a lacerated liver and a collapsed lung its not a matter of if you get hurt but when and how bad but we are athletes we train hard to b successful so we can win a world tittle 8 seconds is a very very long time on the back of a bull the only way to ride is put the fear away and b there 110% when the gate comes open because if you are then everything will go well and if you have good bull fighters they will do everything they can to help you so you don't get hurt

I've written horses for 64 years and have been hurt pretty bad, however last year a bull rider friend was riding a bull and got stepped on in the gut. He was in the hospital for a month. I have never been injured that badly. I must say that much of my riding experience has been great with no injury. The times I have gotten hurt have been when I was riding a horse I had no business riding or taking risks like riding a horse bareback in a dead run on a hard dirt road. It really hurt when I hit the ground ( the horse shied)

Bull riding is 8 seconds of pain. When you get on you risk your life. First of all, the bull is a bull and the bucking is bred in their genes. Every time the rider gets on they are risking their life. There has been stories of men becoming paralyzed from the bull. The riders could get stepped on, bucked off, and head butted. It's not only the riders who are in risk of their life, it's also the rodeo clowns. They try to get the bull's attention which the bull often runs straight towards them injuring the clown. Therefore, bull riding is the most dangerous sport.

I ride bulls in high school rodeo and yes we have a helmet... Its thinner than a football helmet... And the vest wont stop you from breaking bones it just keeps horns from going through you... I've been hung up stomped run over and flat out beat the hell up riding bulls... Been on horses since I was 3 broke tons of horses and the worst thing ever happened to me was I was moving a bull out of a pasture and it spooked my horse and he flipped over on me resulting in a bruise... Point is if your smart and pay attention in other sports you can minimize the risk... No matter what on a bull chances are your gunna be hurting in a few minutes or possibly dead

I'm sorry. All my life, I've been watching bull riding, and never I've seen so many young guys get hurt or killed doing this. Yes, cheerleading is a VERY dangerous activity, but I think it's second to bull riding. You almost never see bull-riders above thirty. If they live that long, they retire. You see young guys in their twenties with no teeth who can barely walk, and I've seen plenty of young men get pounded into the dirt who have to be carried out on a stretcher, and next season you see then- in a wheel chair on the sidelines, paralyzed neck down. And sometimes, you never see them again.

I have my own showjumping horse and ride a lot, youngsters as well. I have been horseback riding since I was 10 year old(I'm 21 now). Yes, there have been some close-calls now and then, and I've seen friends and my sister get hurt. One person from the district was killed in a tragic riding accident several years ago.

But that is just what it is. Close calls/accidents NOW and THEN.

I just attended a four-day school week in bull riding this summer. At my third ride I tore my LCL. It was really bad..

So maybe I was unlucky to get hurt at my third bull-riding attempt. But almost every ride that weekend was a close-call. Almost EVERY ride.

And there you have the difference between the danger in these two sports: The possibility of getting hurt.

Bull riding is definitely the most dangerous sport... These bulls are mad and crazy and could kill you. People have to have guts to get on them

Bull riding has definitely got to be number one.
During my bull riding career I myself suffered 2 fractured necks and 13 broken or fractured ribs along with torn tendons and ligaments in my riding arm. I have also seen 2 riders killed, I wont name them but they were both very experienced riders, I have also seen numerous mates get knocked out or end up with broken bones barely a weekend went by without some one getting a trip to the hospital. There is a saying in bull riding circles "Its not if you are going to get hurt its when and how bad"

I have never done this, nor will I ever. All of the sports listed on here I would gladly partake in BESIDES THIS ONE. It's like seriously, you have to get on a huge ass animal that is going to THROW YOU UP INTO THE AIR, then land on the hard ground, then immediately you have to get up and run for you life before either A) the bull crushes you to death or B) impales you in the heart. Hmm yeah cheerleading is way more dangerous than that.

As a Bull Rider, I have seen the tragic happen. On average, a Bull Rider suffers 7 major injuries a year. I have had a torn muscle, broken ribs, several major concussions, etc. All for 8 seconds of pure adrenaline. Horse riding more dangerous? Maybe, just maybe bare-back riding (similar to Bull Riding) is as dangerous, but the bull does weigh more.

I stand by my word, bull riding is the most dangerous sports on the world. I'd give bull fighting the #3 spot.

I ride horses every day for work and then I go to rodeo and ride bulls and there ain't a horse alive that can hurt you as bad as a damn hang up on a 1500 pound bull it hurts and all you can do is take the pain and hope the bullfighters get you off before you get really hurt... And in cheerleading you have people whos only job is to catch you before you hit the ground we don't get that in bull riding... And besides the conditioning is intenswe you think you work hard in football and soccer no we have to be able to walk around the arena fence on the top rail before practice and then hold your body up with one hand for minutes on end while gripping the rope as tight as you can... Then add in the fact that you ride with serious amounts of pain every week and you can't do nothing about it but cowboy up so really whats the toughest sport because every time we nod our head we know that we may never talk to our familys again

Most people say that it takes guts and bravery to get back on a bull after u fall off of one. But let ME tell U this. If u ride bulls and get thrown off and have to get like 6 surgeries and u have a broken leg and arm or broken spine or whatever. GETTING BACK ON THE BULL IS NOT BEING BRAVE OR HAVING GUTS. IT IS PURE STUPIDITY! When people fall off Bulls, I LAUGH. Now, some of u brainless people are going to say that I don't have a heart. But it's u guys that don't have brains. I laugh when people fall off Bulls because they are very stupid people.

Cheerleading shouldn't even be on here some dumb little barely in her teens girl had to of written those comments on cheerleading! I am a bull rider and I have been stepped on more time than I can count I have had my face broken ribs shattered my arm broke in half and I've even been lane frosted (having my testicles stomped) now tell me cheerleading or any other sport can beat that

Even though I am not a bull rider, I know that it is a very risky sport. Bull Riding should be in top 3 because you can kill yourself the first time you even try it. I don't care if anyone disagrees with me. I'm just telling you now that your just putting your life at risk. It might look fun to some people, but dangerous to others.


Along with horse back riding, it isn't a sport! I mean what, yeah you have to "trust the animal" and "you get thrown off sometimes" was wah wah, it's a hobby, there's literally now physical exercises in bull riding. Yeah you can get hurt but what did you expect tying up a male cow's dick and riding it around like its some sort of toy? It's animal abuse! You're only hurting the bull, and what's in it for you? A medal just for being able to hold onto its back right enough? Pathetic.

Corebare32 has NO IDEA what he's talking about. HORSEBACK RIDING IS WAY MORE DANGEROUS THAN BULL RIDING! I watch bull riders, and when they fall, 97.9% of the riders GET UP AND WALK. But when I watch people fall off horses, only about 33.9% of the riders get up. And I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BULL TRAMPLE OR FALL ON THE RIDER! But I've seen horses fall on and trample their riders! I have seen horses trample their riders in my actual lesson! Not just on YouTube! One of my best friends died because a horse trampled her! And I had to WATCH HER DIE! And some of u stupid idiots still think that bull riding is more dangerous than horseback riding. I fell off a bull that was running and bucking like hell, and I GOT UP! I fell off a horse and went to the hospital. U idiots do the math.

The fact that cheerleading is listed more dangerous than bull riding, is pathetic. I personally am not a bull rider (horse trainer), but people don't seem to get that holding onto a solid 2 ton animal for 8 seconds with barely any protection, is so much more dangerous than catching a 100lb girl with 2-3 of your other friends. I have seen bulls flip over on top of their riders, and the riders not being able to get back up. I don't even know anymore, this list is really messed up.

Ok even though bull riding is accurately dangerous, and extremely challenging, how much athleticism does it really require? Yes, you have be skilled at balance and strength, but other factors of a sport like endurance and power are not needed. You sit on a bull and try to keep yourself on- is that enough for it to be a whole sport? I don't think so, bull riding is more of a hobby. The training is no where near the training for other sports that condition their butts off, run, lift, and use literally all of the muscles in their body.

Cheerleading... is better than BULL RIDING!? Horseback Riding is the same a bull riding, unless you count that Bulls have SHARP DANGEROUS HORNS! I mean, why would Cheerleading and Horseback Riding in front of bull riding in #1 and #2 on the list of most dangerous sports. If they are sports, anyway. And by the way, is there a proffesional cheerleading league? How many people have died horseback riding a year? 20. Out of the BILLIONS of people on earth. You know how many people have died Bull Riding- 4,380! Wow, lets see, 4,360 more than horse riding. How many cheerleading? Hmm, lets see... 10! Tennn! This proves Bull Riding should be Number 1!