Haven't posted today. In kind of a funk since yesterday. But like an apple a day, a post a day means my brain might be still working. This one is for Muleskinner and Phil. Muleskinner and Phil Washburn have got my mind a thinking. Muleskinner with that beautiful Mule and Phil Washburn with those bulls he showed in his "Stompin' Ground" pictures a while back. Has anyone here ridden a bull? I had a daughter date a hunk of a man about 15 years ago that rode bulls. Handsome man, but he had less brains than a bull. They broke up and he eventually wound up in jail for a variety of things. Still there, he gets out next year. He would ride those beasts, get beat in the ground and get up grinning like a marine after a bar fight. Had a resident of this county killed by a bull not too long ago. Older fellow about my age, lived next to a trout stream I fish. Most bulls will kill ya once they decide to. Dairy bulls especially. He had a Holstein, knew it was dangerous. His wife begged him to get rid of it. He refused. He walked into the lot to hay the cows and the bull took him down. It was all over. The wife called a friend of mine who lived next door. He came over with a 12 gauge shotgun tubed with 5 slugged deer rounds. He poured 5 rounds into that bull and the bull just looked at him. The sheriffs deputy got there and poured 6 rounds of his 38 into the bull. The bull just looked at them. Finally they got a 30-06 and nailed him in the head. A friend of ours, a gal and her husband, raise stock cows. He is a truck driver and wasn't home. She, checking her cows, got between a cow and it's calf. It bawled and the cow came. Knocked her down, spread its front legs over her torso and pummeled her with it's head. Ruptured her uterus, liver and broke 4 ribs. It got up and went to its calf. If that was a bull, they will put you up against a brick wall, smear you along it like somebody wiping with toilet paper and then push what's left of you through the brick wall. I have been chased by them, had my Vet truck rocked by them. It ain't like a deer strike. One Thump! It is Thump! Thump! Thump! I have put rings in their noses and smiled when I did it. Muleskinner reminded me of a client who raised bulls. He wouldn't walk the pasture checking them. He would saddle a Jack mule and ride him through the pasture. A bull, with as few brains as they got, will not tackle a mule. A Jack or Jenny, esp. a Jenny will kick his head off. They need two hoofs, but if you have ever been around mules, you know what they can do. Katey Bar The Door. So I was thinking, could go on about more stories about bulls, but I was wondering with all the diversified honchos on here, has anybody ever ridden a bull or been around them like I have? Muleskinner, they got big bull in Brazil, and Phil put a better fence between them and you. John.