The roughstock guys are getting ready long before that crazy eight second ride. There's a lot of physical and mental work that goes into that performance before you ever see the gate pop open and all hell break loose.
Here are a few photos from the guys preparing to buck some wild bulls and broncs for the opening of the Double M Rodeo's 2015 Season.
Just by the way that awesome looking bullrider's vest was custom made by T K Specialties who seem to be all that these days. I always appreciate when people go a little bit out of their way to look good at the rodeo.