As a teenager in Phoenix I tried my hand at Bull Riding. Not one to brag I'll simply sit back and tell you that when you see any bull rider cover his bull with an 8 second ride - no matter what the judges say the score is, it definitely should be higher. My last bull ride took place in September of 1996 at the age of 40 atop General at Kicker's Korner in beautiful downtown Atasocia, TX. All four of children were there to see me come out of the gate on that demon. How was my last ride? Well, like the parking lot attendant in Denver who pulled up his shirt to show me the scar along his spine where he had been stomped by a bull at a county fair I'll say ... any ride you walk away from is a good ride, just some are better than others. After Kaycee Rose walked away from this ride he might agree.

The 2014 San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo once again set the standard for the absolute best Large Indoor Arena Rodeo. With competitors coming from as far as New Zealand rodeo fans were treated to the absolute best in both competition and animal stock.

The bulls in these photographs were provided by the Frontier Rodeo Co.

The fellow in the background seems to be mimicking Jeff Askey as he comes out of the chute as Mr.Jones kicks high before spinning with enough force to create a breeze in the upper deck.

The judges, the announcers, the ticket takers and sponsors are all important at the rodeo but no one is as important to the safety of the bull riders as are the Bull Fighters. Here Bull fighter Travis Adams taunts Mr. Jones to coax the best ride possible out of the beautiful beast.