Rodeos: The Bulldogger

One exasperating day back in 1903, so the story goes, an Oklahoma cowpoke named Bill Pickett was having an infernally tough time persuading an ornery steer to head into a corral He whooped at it and pleaded with it, prodded and battered it, until in furious frustration he leaped from his horse, bit the steer's lip like a bulldog, twisted its neck and brought it to the ground. Pickett's romantic technique was never very handy around the ranch, but it was sort of satisfying, and Pickett kept doing it at Wild West...

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