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6 things to know about being a pro bullfighter

Updated: October 13, 2011, 1:06 PM ET
By Dusty Tuckness

This story appears in the Oct. 17 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Stepping between a bucked bull rider and an 1,800-pound beast requires courage and super-speedy reflexes. Dusty Tuckness has both, which helped him become the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association's 2010 bullfighter of the year.

1. NEVER TRUST A BULL. "Our job is to save the cowboys. The stakes are high; a bull can wipe us out at any moment. So I approach every animal like he's the baddest bull I'll ...

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