.I just really like the look of BB and not many ppl do it and Im the type of guy who wants to do what everyone else is not.
That's the main reason I did it as well, my hs rodeo team had 20+ bullriders, probably 10 saddlebronc riders, and I was the only full time bb rider. There were 2 others that did bareback but only so they could compete for all around. Ill happily answer any questions you have. I only wish I joined the forum earlier, because I could have made you a hell of a deal on equipment. Unfortunately I sold most of it to a friend of my
son's about a month ago.
Do you have your own gear? If not you might check ebay. otherwise I heartily endorse Barstow pro rodeo. Bareback Riding Gear : Barstow Pro Rodeo Equipment, Inc.
Hennessy/Hogue also makes great riggings and gloves
Bob blackwood makes great rodeo spurs, but id stay away from his riggings.
The best rigging I ever owned, and was the one I just sold was a Raymond Hulin rigging, but I heard he died. Good luck and listen to Lyle, he has forgotten more about rodeo that most top competitors today ever knew, and tell him Tully Heath said hi, and if you ever rodeo in SE Texas gimme a call, Ill come pull your rigging.