Bull Riding Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bull riding quotes, bull riding sayings, and bull riding proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

This is not my first rodeo— It's my second rodeo...so I'm still fairly new at it. By the third or fourth rodeo, I should have it done. Don't rush me. Lawrence Dorfman
Rodeo cowboys usually keep going until they've crippled— injured by animals— run out of money for entry fees and travelling expenses, quit or get killed in the arena. The camaraderie among them is unlike any other sport. Chris LeDoux
Never a pony couldn't be rode, never a rodeo couldn't be throwed. Paul Zarzyski
Rodeo, like poetry, can get into your hemoglobin, into the deep helices of DNA, and once there it becomes your metaphorical makeup for life. Paul Zarzyski
The rodeo ain't over till the bull riders ride. Ralph Carpenter
Anyone who has ever experienced the thrill of rodeo life wishes it could go on forever. Ralph Clark
The rodeo began. No time for that cowboy. I went sailing, but— not wanting to be left afoot— I snagged the reins, holding on as I slammed into the ground. Johnny D. Boggs
Rodeo-ing is about the only sport you can't fix. You'd have to talk to the bulls and horses, and they wouldn't understand you. Bill Linderman
The bull rider in the chute apparently couldn't get his grip and kept resetting. Sara M. Anderson
A good bullfighter waited. A good bullfighter did not get rush in early. Bad bullfighters rushed in and spooked a bull. That got a bullfighter or a bull rider or even a bull hurt. Sara M. Anderson
Bull riding was many things, but 'quiet' wasn't one of them. Sara M. Anderson
Rodeo needed more than just a rodeo every summer to keep it going. It needed industry. Mary Sulivan
Bull riding saved my life, it got me clean and off the streets. And I now have healthy relationships with all of my family members, and an entire new outlook on life. I want to help others. Rachel Crawford
In my event, at a Rodeo like Houston, there might be 90 bareback riders that you're competin' with. You'll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin' horse. That's mighty tough. Chris LeDoux
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus, the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round. William Drew Cody
The best bulls in rodeo are unpredictable. Trying to outsmart them can lead cowboys to outsmart themselves. Ty Murray
Another breath, and in through the nose, out through the mouth...whew. I leaned down and tighten the straps of my bull riding spurs. Ty Murray
If I'm going to become the first cowboy in history to win seven all-around world titles, I have to bear down. I have to ride this bull. Ty Murray
I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive. Carrie Fisher
Life's a rodeo and all you have to do is stay in the saddle. George Jung
It's the ropes and the reins, and the joy and the pain. And they call the thing rodeo. Garth Brooks
Rodeo careers can end without warning, as quick as the next try at an eight-second ride. John Branch
Bull riding is probably the most dangerous sport in the world in terms of head injuries. Jonathan Gottschall
Sometimes I think life is just a rodeo, the trick is to ride and make it to the bell. John Fogerty
A good old rodeo never hurt anyone. Taylor Kitsch
Relationships are kind of like riding a bull. You hang on for dear life and sometimes you get a little buck here and there but you get back on. Katy Perry