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Bull riding lessons from a pro

Updated: December 18, 2012, 5:28 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

Professional bull rider Ryan Dirteater (real name!) has spent more than his fair share of days in bed recovering from some rough rides. The 23-year-old Oklahoman has torn his MCL, ACL and PCL, wrist flexor tendons, a ligament in his elbow and his triceps tendon. He's suffered a broken leg, concussion, dislocated kneecap and a broken jaw. And that may not be everything.

This may give some indication as to why I was nervous about meeting Dirteater for a bull riding lesson last ...

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