I shared this on my photo blog earlier. Thought it might be appreciated over here, too.
This is probably the most graceful-looking fall off a bull that I have ever witnessed – the rider’s legs crossed at the ankles, as though he is just kicking back for a relaxing moment before he softly lands in the dust (Not!).
There’s a special story behind this ride.
The bull rider’s name is Jimmie. He was riding in honor of his best friend, Nathan who was killed earlier that year in a farming-vehicle accident near his family’s dairy in Scio, Oregon.
Nathan had wanted to try riding a bull and never got the chance, so Jimmie did it for him.
It was very touching. A photo I took of Jimmie riding the bull was published in the Albany Democrat-Herald, which is Linn County, Oregon’s daily newspaper. I was glad I was there to get the shot.
Rest in peace, Nathan. You were loved much. By many.
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