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Ty Murray: I Don’t Want My Son to Be a Bull Rider

10/26/2011 at 06:00 PM ET
Kurt Markus

Ty Murray has one wish for his baby boy.

“My biggest dream for him is that he finds a passion,” Murray tells PEOPLE of 3-month-old Kase Townes, his son with wife Jewel. “I don’t care what it is.”

But there is one thing he hopes it isn’t.

“The last thing in the world you want to think about is him getting on a bull,” says Murray, 42, co-founder of Professional Bull Riders and a nine-time world champion.

“It’s the most dangerous sport in the world. It would give me and Jewel gray hair instantly.”

But the first-time parents accept the like-father-like son possibility.

“It’s our job to protect him and shepherd him the best we can if that’s what he really wants to do,” adds Dad. “It would be the hardest thing in the world for me — I can’t think of anything worse!”

Luckily, he and Jewel, 37, have a ways to go before they need to worry about Kase strapping on a pair of spurs.

“We find out a little more about him every day,” says Murray. “Like Jewel says, he’s a present that opens really slowly. He’s a little person now. He laughs and thinks things are funny and raises his eyebrows at you.”

“We don’t know if he’s as good-looking as we think he is,” adds the proud papa with a laugh. “We don’t know if we’ve got the parent goggles on, but to us, he couldn’t be more perfect.”

This week, Jewel will get some one-on-one time with Kase as Murray heads to Las Vegas for the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, for which he’s the lead analyst.

“This is our world series,” Murray says of event, in which the top bull rider gets a gold buckle — and $1 million. “It’s fascinating to watch.”

Jewel would agree.

“She really enjoys it, and for the last three months, when I go to do a telecast, she stays home with the baby and watches on TV,” says Murray.

Andy Watson for PBR

“This year they’ll miss the finals because it’s Las Vegas. It’s five performances with rock music blaring, pyro, and then smoky casinos — no place for a three-month-old baby.”

The PBR World Finals will air on VERSUS Wednesday through Saturday at 9 p.m. ET and concludes on NBC Sunday at 4 p.m. And Jewel’s not the only cowgirl who will be watching.

“I hear a lot of women and girls who come to our events say that the bull riders are cute or that they have amazing bodies,” says Murray with a laugh.

“Every time I’m able to introduce somebody new to it, it’s really fun to see their reaction,” he adds.

“There’s way more to the sport than they every imagined.”

Just don’t tell Kase!

– Rennie Dyball

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danielle on

I really like this couple, they aren’t in the typical “fame bubble” and seem to down to earth and sweet! Best wishes :)

ellie on

Couldn’t agree more – ridiculous career.

Carol on

Ty and Jewel, that baby is every bit as good looking as you think he is. Enjoy every moment.

mary on

My husband is a lieutenant Firefighter, I am a police detective, neither one of us want our children to follow in our footsteps! And I think I will now be adding bull rider to that list as well! LOL

Tee on

You know, I have to admit that I always giggle a little bit when I hear about parents that don’t want their child(ren) to follow in their footsteps. Not in a bad way, just in “then don’t set the example for them” kind of way.

Kase is adorable! I’m so happy for Ty and Jewel!

Linda McGinness on

What a beautiful picture and it tells a thousand words. Just hold him and love him. I used to sit and hold my baby for hours. It is my most cherished memory and I thank God for my baby everyday. Keep em’ little as long as you can, there’s plently of time for bulls and gold buckles. ox

El on

I think they have the right attitude. I do love this couple. they obviously put family first and support each others careers.

Gossip on

so sweet that Tye quotes Jewell, and Tye your son is beautiful!

Tom on

I’m a professional Soldier, an infantryman… that’s probably meaningless to most readers, but it is, I believe, statistically the most dangerous job in the US Army.

I can relate to this story… I LOVE what I do, but since my 5 year old son was born, I can’t think of a job I’d rather NOT have him do more than mine. If he does, I’ll suck it up and back him, but I’ll sure never push him to do it. And if I can discourage him, guide him to other passions, bank it, I will.

Hayley on

A beautiful baby indeed! Love this little family!!!

SO on

I agree that his son shouldn’t follow in his footsteps. Maybe he should rethink his “profession” that harms and abuses animals…

Jennifer on

Ahhhh what a great man. That kid is perfect and gorgeous and lucky to have such two wonderful parents. Much happiness and love to your family Tye and Jewel and Kase.

Rosa on

It’s your job to protect him, but not to keep him from being fatherless? Something doesn’t make sense here. If the sport is so “dangerous” (and no, not the most dangerous in the world), too risky for him, why do it yourself? You don’t think a dead daddy would cause him pain? Ask Dan Wheldon’s kids. But then, there’s all that money you make.

And yes, it is a barbaric and Cro-Magnon “sport.”

Shannon on

LOl what a hypocrite. How sweet! :)

Jeana on

i like this couple alot…they seem to lead a normal not high falooting life…pretty baby boy

Harley on

Rosa – you do realize your comment is ridiculous, right? Would you prefer we have no cops, firefighters or EMTs? Those are incredibly dangerous jobs as well and jobs which continuously leave children without their parents. But hey, you know, it’s dangerous so let’s not do it. Or is that you just don’t like people who make money doing something they loved?

My dad was a Marine for 30 years – you think that’s a safe career choice? Nope! I could have lost my dad any time to any thing. I’ve known my fair share of people who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I also had a brother who died after he got home in a motorcycle accident.

Open your eyes sweetheart, people die all the time; car accidents, fires, random violence, etc. It’s what you DO with your life and how you interact with your children that matters most.

Patsy on

Love this couple. By the way, the article didn’t say it but Ty retired from riding in 2002.

Nicole on

@Rosa My dad was killed racing sprint cars and while yes it is painful to grow up without a father, I have always been grateful that he lost his life doing something that he loved and didn’t have to suffer through something like cancer.

My brother is now a sprint car driver, knowing full and well it is what took our dad’s life. It is terrifying to watch him follow in our dads footsteps but if you are lucky enough to find something you love and be able to support your family off of it, that’s a blessing.

ForeverMoore on

What a beautiful picture of Kase!

Judy on

That little cutie is absolutely as good looking as you think he is!

SS on

That’s so sad because the world needs more bull riders!….not

canyr on

Rosa – Ty’s retired and has been for years.

Helen Maness on

Ty has it right . . . The wish that Kase has a passion for what he wants to do. I teach high school and that is the first thing I tell my students. It doesn’t matter what you want to do as a career as long as you do it with passion. Digging ditches, turning pottery, teaching, becoming a doctor or bull riding. Love it and do it to the best of your ability!

HILLSAA1 on

@Rosa First Ty is no longer a bull rider, he retired several years ago and now is a telecaster for the events. @So Secondly you obviously have little understanding of the Professional Bull Riders series if you think that these bulls are in anyway abused or harmed. Each one of these bulls is well taken care of and treated like members of their family. Perhaps you should try and learn the facts rather than listening to myths and lies, use your own brain.

Ty is an amazing person and will be an equally amazing father, but cowboying is in his blood.

Jodi on

Also Rosa, Ty is retired. Has been for a long time. So chill.

Au on

@ Harley

I’m pretty sure Rosa mentioned “sport,” and emphasized it with the recent tragedy involving the British racer Dan Wheldon. Sports are not the equivalent of firefighting, police work, or army duty. Although they are diverting, many people are dedicated to following them, and some of them showcase human abilities, they are by no means necessary.

I should think it’d be a bit harder to explain to a young child that their parent died for sport than for serving their country or protecting their fellow man, don’t you? Death is death, but these things kind of matter.

Amanda on

I hope Jewel sings the same lullabies to her baby that she has on her Lullaby cd. We play it every night for our son, who’s now 2.5. If we forget to turn it on, he will say “Jool Mom!” He just loves it. She has the perfect voice for lullabies.

MB on

Tom – thank you for your service. It is nice to see a guy’s perspective here, as it’s usually Mommies!

Tammy on

What a beautiful baby and a beautiful picture. I love how a baby turns a man to mush.

Shea on

That picture is H-O-T!!

Jojo on

@ Rosa- Please educate yourself before writing comments. Ty does NOT ride bulls anymore, he is retired. So your daddyless comment is pretty ridiculous.

As for the rest of the comments about animal abuse- Educate yourselves about the sport before you spit your ignorant words. The bulls are not in any way harmed. I WISH I was a bucking bull! Working for 8 seconds every weekend and being treated like a king….. Sounds like the life to me! (And don’t try to say they arent treated like Kings—- Each one of those bulls is worth 10k or more!)

What a great family! Best wishes to them!

Amanda K on

Gorgeous photo! Ty seems like a wonderful Dad and the little guy is just adorable.

JennaB on

This sounds like a real winner of a couple. Joking, of course. His profession relies on the abuse and terror of animals that go to slaughter after they’ve been too badly injured to “perform.” Aside from the fact that it’s a totally useless way for insecure men to seek fame and fortune.

These are not the kind of people who should be raising children.

Mia on

It’s ironic though-I’m sure his parents felt the same way when he started his bull-riding career ;)

ann on

the look on that mans face says it all, pure everlasting love. This little boy will have love in abundence What a sweet family, I envy them

Stacey on

I have to throw in my 2 cents that I think it’s a sorry man that tortures and animal for “sport.”

I have nothing against Jewel and her husband, but I find bull-riding to be something that an educated person, ( which I am) thinks is just plain wrong. Using an animal in the way they do is cruel and unnecessary, plain and simple.

I do wish them every happiness with their baby.

Justin on

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Hey Jojo..

If as you say, “As for the rest of the comments about animal abuse- Educate yourselves about the sport before you spit your ignorant words.”

Then yeah, why has not a single animal welfare/rights organization on the planet endorsed bull riding? Truth is, most animal welfare organizations have openly/publicly opposed bull riding.

So, educate yourselves about the sport before you spit your ignorant words.

easy… Justin

Sthrnmomma on

First off I want to say what a beautiful child these 2 wonderful people have created. He’s absolutely adorable!

Second off Ty retired from bull riding in 2002 and is now on the committee for the PBR and does telecasting for them as well.

Third off…you know it really sickens me to see these profoundly ignorant comments about these bulls being “abused” and “slaughtered after they are to injured to preform” or my favorite of “totally useless way for insecure men to seek fame and fortune.” In no way shape,form,or fashion are the bulls or any other animal in the PBR/Rodeo circuts “abused” these animals are more taken care of than any animal you probably have in your household or family for that matter no matter how pampered they are. The bulls have vets for everything if ANYTHING goes wrong with them. After a fall in the arena the BULL is the 1st one looked at and the rider the 2nd. If you would do your research on this matter PBR is a dirivitive of rodeo which was not always a spectature sport it was a way of life. http://rodeo.about.com/od/history/a/rodeohistory1.htm

As far as them being slaughtered. They ARE NOT done this way. If they so happen to get injured or become to old to be in the circut they are taken back to the stock contractors farm(s) and left to live out there days to graze and reproduce in peace.

PBR was created when the popularity of the bullridig portion of the rodeo grew. Plus really I wanna see any of you men or women (yes they have women bullriding) get on the back of a 2 ton animal and ride for 8 seconds with them bucking,snorting,slobbering,kicking,twisting,and turning all over the place get bucked off slam your body into the dirt and have that same animal come charging at you and then come tell me that it’s not a dangerous sport. As far as it being totally useless you tell that to the millions of fans that watch it in person or on TV and the hundreds if not thousands of sponsors that these bulls and riders have.

I know people that say that about football, baseball, etc but you don’t see people complaining about them raising their children to follow in their Daddy’s footsteps (I know Ty doesn’t want him riding just making a point) when those sports are dangerous as well. Any profession is dangerous. Sorry this is a hot topic for me. I have many members of my family and friends circle that have been or are part of this line of work and really irritates me when people start spurting off at the mouth about things that they have NO idea about. Please next time do your research.

Anna on

These animals are in no way “abused.” Learn a little more about bull riding and it’s lifestyle before you spout off about how “cruel” it is. HA PLEASE!

JenLaw on

Beautiful family, all my hopes for them. The man put food on the table like other daddies should do. They do what they have to, when they have to, and what they are able to do. Lots of jobs are not pretty, lots of dads are in danger, over seas, etc..

Support these dads doing what they do and be proud. If you don’t support them, perhaps you were spoiled as a child and can’t be greatful for what you had.

Casey on

I agree it’s a scary and dangerous sport, but the bulls are NOT abused at all. If they get injured they are retired and roam on thousands of acres, some are even hand fed every day.

My boys godfather is a professional bull rider and one of the greatest people we know, not stupid for doing this sport. I have a lot of respect for the whole rodeo world especially since they get paid if they ride, not like all the other pro sports athletes that make millions even when hurt. Do some research people!

meghan on

Really, JennaB? They don’t deserve to be parents? What nerve you have!

Sarah K. on

Harley, bull-riding and race car driving are not in the same category as firefighting and being in the army. You’re comparing apples to oranges. Serving your country is not the same as fighting a bull because you’re a thrill seeker.

For those who insist that bull-riding isn’t cruel and unnecessary, please try telling me that bulls are willing participants. These animals are riled up and forced into a loud arena struggling to get a person off of them. They didn’t ask for it and there’s nothing they can do to make it stop. We take advantage of the fact that we can assert control over them and force them to participate in a “sport” for our own amusement and profit. How is that not cruel? Using another living being against their will for your own amusement is the definition of cruel.

I’m not going as far as to say Ty is a bad person or anything, but it’s naive to think that bull-fighting isn’t animal cruelty.

kristen on

First of all I’d like to tell @Tom that many of us do appreciate what servicemen and women do for our country. I am sorry that some in our society have made you feel that your role in our freedom and safety is not important.

Bullriding is the most dangerous sport but definitely not the most dangerous job; let’s not lose perspective folks, he said “sport.”

And finally anyone who believes that the animals used for rodeos are safe, not in danger, and not exploited are delusional. Sure they are taken care of while they are of use but after that they are no different than any other piece of livestock out there. The only role a bull has after his rodeo days are finished is sperm donation.

But if you are under the assumption that the animals are in great shape then you probably also enjoy your time at the circus.

Dkb on

For all of those who are putting down the way the animals are treated, take it from someone with first hand knowledge of the PBR and who knows the stock contractors and the guys on the PBR production crew who organize and house the bulls…these animals are in no way, shape or form abused.

I could go on and on about the things I’ve seen, the care that is taken with these animals, the contractor who years ago hauled water from their HOME to Vegas because his bull wouldn’t drink Vegas water (everyone knows water from one city/location tastes different than fro another location), another contractor would treat his bull with waffles after an event, contractors who get choked up talking about a bull they raised who has passed away at a ripe old age, flank men who have made the decision that a rider is taking too long in the chute or pulling their rope too tightly and have said someething to the rider and the overseeing judge…

Yes, the bulls are highly valuable financially…but go ahead and google “Little Yellow Jacket” and see how his family reacted to his passing.

People, educate yourselves about the PBR itself…I can’t speak for all the other less prestigious rodeos or bull riding event productions but the PBR I know well.

ecl on

I spent many years doing elite horse-back riding. I know, it’s not bull riding, but my guess is that the treatment of the animals is comparable.

Many of the people spent $75,000 plus to buy their horses and than many more thousands each month for care and vets. The owners felt that they loved their horses, brought them carrots, groomed them, etc. But that does not mean that this was some kind of idyllic life for the horse just because the owners had some form of love for them. They were kept in small stalls for most of the day, got a tiny bit of outside time and, for an hour a day, were jumped around. There are frequent injuries because the bodies of these animals aren’t made to withstand this kind of work. If they didn’t do what they were supposed to do, they were hit with whips.

Again, the owners claimed they loved their horses and most said that their horses “loved” their jobs. People can fool themselves into believing many things when it suits their interests. Animals who are used for sport do not have great lives. I would compare it to a human who lives in prison (although that person would have more rights). I stand by that as someone who did it for many years.

meghan on

SaraK, kristen, JennaB et. al, have you ever observed what occurs behind the scenes of PBR? Or are you just reciting “facts” from your PETA pamphlets?

Sarah K. on

“SaraK, kristen, JennaB et. al, have you ever observed what occurs behind the scenes of PBR? Or are you just reciting “facts” from your PETA pamphlets?”

Meghan, I see we’re getting snarky. So, have you ever been forced into a small pen, had a person put on you, and then been let loose into a loud arena struggling to get the person off of you. I suggest you try it. Doesn’t it sound so fun?

You cannot tell me that these animals want or asked for this lifestyle. The way they struggle to get free makes it obvious they aren’t enjoying themselves. I don’t need a PETA pamphlet when I have a little thing called common sense. Bull fighting is not done for the benefit of the bulls. It’s done for amusement and profit. The fact that you think it’s fair to use another living being for that, even when they can get hurt, says a lot about you.

Amy on

@Nicole – I couldn’t have said it better myself! My brother-in-law and husband both race Super Late Models. My husband has said many times he would rather die in a race car than any other way, because he will be dieing doing what he loved most. BTW – we dont have kids (yet anyway)

Dkb on

Sarah K…who said this article has anything to do with bull fighting?
It does not…that’s a whole other discussion.

Also, keep in mind (if you can even guess) the number of miles Ty traveled during his rodeo days…the out of pocket expense Ty paid(from before the guys had sponsors)…the cr*p food on the road…the cr*p hotels they had to stay in to save money…when he’s talking about Kase and his future life style, Ty is taking into consideration the entire package…trust me, I know his way of looking at things.

These bulls are bred this way…just like Percherons or Clydedales were bred to be draft horses…or blood hounds were bred to scent track…or rat terriers were bred to chase rats…or australian sheep dogs to herd sheep…need I say more? Jeekers, take any animal and look into it’s breed tendencies, would you please? It’s in the genes of a bucking bull to do what he does.

Dkb on

jojo, your estimate on the monetary value of these bulls is FAR under their actual monetary value…add a zero.

Karen on

First –Tom-Thank you for your service. I grew up in a military family and have experianced first hand the sacrifice you and your family go through daily.

Second –Face it people live stock was kept on this earth to provide nutrition to people. I am all for treating animals right but I also feel that when NO child is hungry, then and only then, should society put a higher value on an animal life that a human life. On weekly newscast people are sentenced to 10-20 years in prision for the mistreatment of an animal, and only 2-3 years for abuse of a child.

Sthrnmomma on

We are all going to disagree bc that is just how the world turns. Everyone is going to stick to their own opinions on how THEY think things are done even though they do not have the facts to support what they are saying.

For those saying that the bulls are forced into this stop and think about it like this. Did dogs want to be captivated, thrown into homes or purses or kennels or made to be a hunting/breeding machines when they are meant to be wild dogs? Did cats want to be captured and made to be someone’s companion and be declawed when they are meant to be wild cats? Birds, fish, etc all the same story. You can’t sit there and say that PBR is inhumane and “makes” bulls do what comes naturally to them when look what we have done to other animals but that to you is ok?

PBR is inhumane but what about Sea World, Zoos, etc. All those animals are there for “entertainment purposes” but you aren’t saying anything about those either matter of fact I would just about put money on it that everyone has been to at least one of those in your life time. Like I said though we are all going to disagree that is just how it is, but really researching something before spouting off out of anger would be beneficial to us all.

fuzibuni on

Sarah, you can keep arguing about the inhumanity of professional bull riding, while thousands upon thousands of innocent children around the globe die daily from war, sickness and poverty. These bulls have better lives than the many people the world over. You might want to question your priorities.

Sarah K. on

Dkb, you’re right, I mistyped. I meant to type bull riding, not bull fighting. Thanks for pointing that out to me.

Sthrnmomma, I agree that zoos, circuses, etc. are just inhumane. And, you’re right that most of us don’t think of it. But, the topic here is bull riding because Ty was a bull rider and discussing that part of his life. Not talking about the bad parts of bull riding just because there are other animals out there who are also mistreated doesn’t make sense. It’s not an all or nothing type of thing. You have to start somewhere.

Sarah K. on

Fuzibuni, it’s not all or nothing. I can care about more than one thing at once. This particular discussion is about bulls, so why would I be discussing poverty and disease? And, how are your priorities any better than mine when you’re also on this blog? Shouldn’t you be out solving poverty?

SO on

From the PBR website http://www.pbr.com/en/bulls/animal-welfare.aspx:
“One bull will suffer a career-ending injury every 100 events or 9,833 outs.

Four bulls have been euthanized as a result of injuries sustained over the 960 PBR events held since 1992, which translates to 1 out of every 23,735 outs.

The bulls that have sustained life-threatening injuries at PBR events have been taken to large animal hospitals for treatment and care. Three of the animal athletes that have sustained life- threatening injuries received hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical treatment and lived for extended periods of time (up to two years) before the injuries required euthanization.”

The fact that this “sport” has injured or killed ANY animals shows that it abuses and harms animals. It doesn’t matter if they are treated well out of the arena, what they are required to do in the arena is dangerous and unjust. Ty agreed that it is dangerous. Humans participate in “sports” by choice, knowing the danger. Are the bulls given this choice?

meghan on

Give it a rest SO.

Amanda on

People like them shouldn’t be allowed to have children? Good lord. That’s so stupid that I’m not even going to touch it.

Anyway, everybody who is complaining about the cruelty of bull-riding (or circuses or horse racing/jumping, etc.) are all vegetarians, right? I mean, if we want to talk about the cruelty involved in these businesses and the lack of choice that the animal is given in participation and then claim that people who engage in such “sports” are promoting animal abuse, then you’re the biggest hypocrites of all if you had hamburgers for dinner or bacon for breakfast.

When the Michael Vick situation erupted, I got so tired reading and hearing people say what an awful person he was for doing what he did to those poor dogs. Not that I didn’t agree completely, because I did and do, but because those people don’t bat an eye when they order a chicken sandwich at McDonalds or eat their spaghetti with meat sauce. Stay consistent, people. Dogs and cats don’t deserve special treatment because society has dictated that these animals are our friends. Either ALL animals deserve the same consideration and respect, or none of them do. Looking down on somebody for riding a bull while you’re eating a steak dinner and a glass of milk is the height of hypocritical behavior. The fact that you’re not having a dog burger doesn’t make you any better.

For the record, I am opposed to factory farming, rodeos, and any other event/industry that exploits animals. Have any of you who are barking about “doing your research” ever researched the conditions in slaughterhouses? Behind the scenes at dog or horse tracks? Do yourself, and the animals you claim to love, a favor and learn about their lives…or are you afraid that what you’ll find out will cause you to want to alter your lifestyle in a way that you don’t want to be bothered with? Are you afraid of what it will force you to admit about yourself?

Sarah K. on

“Anyway, everybody who is complaining about the cruelty of bull-riding (or circuses or horse racing/jumping, etc.) are all vegetarians, right”

Yes, I am.

Justin on

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Why can’t rodeo apologists come to terms with the simple fact that no animal welfare organization in the world supports/endorses rodeo. We constantly have to tolerate the same regurgitate excuses why this so-called sport should continue to abuse unwilling animals.

Ty’s own description, “the most dangerous sport in the world”, surely offers no pretenses of the true nature of bull riding.

History will surely record that the eras of performing elephants, dancing bears and the dubious ‘sport’ of bull riding brought no dignity to human evolution.

easy…

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meghan on

Why is everyone carrying on? Ty is retired, has voiced no desire to return to the profession and does not want his son to participate in bullriding. Why did this post turn into an opportunity to bash bullriding?

Dkb on

SO…aside from the fact that there is trained/licensed large animal veterinarian on sight of every PBR event in case of injury to the bulls or pick-up horses, you really should have pasted the ENTIRE article into your comment…you left out the following:
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A portion of PBR’s Animal Welfare Policy summarizes the great respect that everyone associated with the organization shares for our animal athletes:
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Welfare and Treatment of PBR’s Animal Athletes Policy:
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Professional Bull Riding is fully committed to ensuring the much deserved health, safety, and respect of each bull that enters a PBR Arena. To mistreat a bull would be a detriment to the sport upon which a bull rider’s own livelihood depends. Therefore, the care and treatment of PBR Bulls is a top priority to those who govern and/or participate in PBR events.
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AND THIS:
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Bulls that are determined to have an injury are not allowed to compete again until fully recovered, which is generally one to four weeks.
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AND THIS:
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Bulls that suffer a career-ending injury are retired to stud and live the balance of their lives as healthy, fully capable breeding bulls. Their injuries do not impede the quality of life or ability to function, but do prevent them from competing at the PBR level as a bucking athlete.
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AND THIS:
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A bucking bull has a .004% chance of sustaining a life-threatening injury at a PBR event.
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Dkb on

…and by the way…don’t forget this is how these guys earn their living and pay their bills. They don’t put on a suit and go to the office on Monday morning.

It is technically a sport in that one man is competing against the other but if they don’t ride, they don’t get paid.

Any other professional sport will bench a player AND continue to pay them excessively even if they sprain a pinky…
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The bulls don’t graduate to this elite level unless they show the talent and the drive to buck…just like professional sports players don’t get to the Stanley Cup or the World Series levels unless they have the talent and the drive. Again, people, it’s in the genes of the bull to buck.

Amanda on

SarahK, so am I. Sadly, I doubt that’s the case for everybody.

Justin on

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“Why is everyone carrying on? Ty is retired, has voiced no desire to return to the profession and does not want his son to participate in bullriding.”

Ty still promotes bull riding. He once admitted that his appearance on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ exposed a wider audience for him to promote bull riding.

And he doesn’t want his son to participate in bull riding because of the danger alone… not because of the controversial world-wide ethical dilemma of bull riding.

easy…

LINDA on

WHAT A HANDSOME CHILD! BEST WISHES.

bill clark on

I agree woth ty. this sport is insane. i know because my 21 year old daughter is ridin bulls in every rodeo she can. she is a 140 lb adrenaline junky in love with this sport. allyou can do is support them . move over boys shes lookindg towards the pbr circuit and if she finds the right coach will go a long ways.

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