I've met rodeo stock, and aside from only a couple of bulls, I've gone and actually pet noses with the bulls, scratched behind their ears, and they LOVE the attention. The bucking broncs, well I've known a couple that have gone on to have very successful barrel racing careers after doing bronc stuff for a few years. They also love attention, and are very friendly, they know their job, they do it happily, and then run back to the gate to home happily once they are done. I've talked to some of the people working for Growney Brothers rodeo stock, and the animals are led a VERY pampered life. They are only allowed a certain number of minutes in the arena a year for rodeos, and the rest of the time they live on a nice grass pasture where they get pampered until the next year. When I talked with the Growney Brothers as of a few years ago, they don't ship their animals during the day as its too hot, and they don't want their animals to overheat, so most if not all of the driving is done at night when its cooler. Those animals are just as prized as top dressage, hunter jumper, western, reiner stallions are, and it shows. If a horse or bull doesn't buck, they immediately take them out of the program, as they will not force the animal to put on a performance, the animal has to want to do it. Okay end rant.