Oh, they like to laugh about that flimsy, PVC-pipe fence they use at the Pendleton Round-Up during the bull riding. Some bulls think it’s real and have no idea that those goofy photographers on the other side are an easy target. Others find that it doesn’t take much more than a nudge with the horn or shoulder to make part of that fence fall down and send a bunch of wide-eyed, lens-toting photogs scrambling. Several bulls knocked down the faux-fence, and one flat-out jumped it. You should of seen the photogs running and shaking in their boots, myself included.
Here at the 2011 Pendleton Round-Up, it’s not all that safe for photograpers. One photog told me he was more scared of the broncs, which aren’t held in by PVC. Whatever, dude. Those horses may travel fast, but they don’t glare at you from five feet away, thinking about all the ways they’d love to stomp you into the ground.