A rodeo clown has an important and dangerous job. The crazy clothes they wear attract the attention of the bulls from the just-thrown and often dazed cowboys, giving the cowboys time to get to safety behind a fence.
This competitor was on a wild ride when the bull twisted suddenly, catching the cowboy's hand in the strap. His eight seconds were up, but he couldn't get away and the bull continued to toss him about. The rodeo clowns rushed in and while one caught the bull's attention, slowing it for just a moment, the other assisted the cowboy in getting free. No one was hurt.