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Readying in the chute for a ride | © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
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An Up-Close-and-Personal Look at Professional Bull Riding

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Updated: 28 February 2017
The goal of being a professional bull rider is simple: stay on the bucking one-ton animal for eight seconds. Repeat the feat en route to championships and prize money. But there is a lot more that goes into the preparation and competition than meets the eye.

Here is an inside look at the Professional Bull Riders when they visited Madison Square Garden in New York City. Still think you’ve got what it takes to join the 600-plus riders from around the globe who have PBR memberships who compete in “the toughest sport on dirt”?

© Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
© Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
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