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Yee-haw! Cowboys risk it all as they cling on for dear life at adrenaline-fueled rodeo in Canada

Jee-haw! Cowboys risk it all as they cling to their precious lives at an adrenaline-fueled rodeo in Canada

  • Dramatic photos show traditional cowboys riding bulls and horses as they stir up controversy in Ontario competition
  • Photographer Li Jian said it was ‘such a thrill’ to watch the cowboys try to avoid falling from bucking beasts
  • Most of the performers wore protective head and body gear, while some others stuck to wearing boots and a hat

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Cowboys in Canada put on a show as they held on to their bulls and horses for their lives in an adrenaline-fueled rodeo.

Dramatic photos show seasoned traditional cowboys clinging to the beasts as they stir up dust at a game in Ontario, eastern Canada.

More than 200 of North America’s top performers entered the ring trying to stay on the saddle of bulls and horses.

Photographer Li Jian who took the photos, who was born in China and now lives in Canada, said: “This is the first time in 20 years that I’ve photographed a sport like this and it was so exciting. These rodeo competitions are so energetic and it’s amazing to see how long the riders last on the bulls.’

Most performers wore protective head and body gear, while some others stuck to wearing cowboy boots, a hat, and a mouthguard. Spectators watched in awe as the cowboys tried to stay with the animals as long as possible.

Cowboys in Canada put on a show as they cling to their bulls and horses for their best lives at an adrenaline-fueled Ontario rodeo.  This man wore nothing but a mouthguard as part of his protective gear

Cowboys in Canada put on a show as they cling to their bulls and horses for their best lives at an adrenaline-fueled Ontario rodeo. This man wore nothing but a mouthguard as part of his protective gear

Dramatic photos show seasoned traditional cowboys being thrown from the beasts as they stir up dust at a game in Ontario

Dramatic photos show seasoned traditional cowboys being thrown from the beasts as they stir up dust at a game in Ontario

Dramatic photos show seasoned traditional cowboys being thrown from the beasts as they stir up dust at a game in Ontario

Over 200 of North America's top performers enter the ring as they try to stay on the saddle of bulls and horses bobbing about

Over 200 of North America's top performers enter the ring as they try to stay on the saddle of bulls and horses bobbing about

Over 200 of North America’s top performers enter the ring as they try to stay on the saddle of bulls and horses bobbing about

Photographer Li Jian who took the pictures, born in China and now living in Canada, said: 'This is the first time in 20 years that I have photographed a sport like this and it was such a thrill'

Photographer Li Jian who took the pictures, born in China and now living in Canada, said: 'This is the first time in 20 years that I have photographed a sport like this and it was such a thrill'

Photographer Li Jian who took the pictures, born in China and now living in Canada, said: ‘This is the first time in 20 years that I have photographed a sport like this and it was such a thrill’

Most performers wore protective head and body gear, while some others stuck to wearing cowboy boots, a hat, and a mouthguard

Most performers wore protective head and body gear, while some others stuck to wearing cowboy boots, a hat, and a mouthguard

Most performers wore protective head and body gear, while some others stuck to wearing cowboy boots, a hat, and a mouthguard

Photographer Jian said of the rodeo: 'These rodeo competitions are so energetic and it's amazing to see how long the riders last on the bulls'

Photographer Jian said of the rodeo: 'These rodeo competitions are so energetic and it's amazing to see how long the riders last on the bulls'

Photographer Jian said of the rodeo: ‘These rodeo competitions are so energetic and it’s amazing to see how long the riders last on the bulls’

Spectators watched in awe as the cowboys tried to stay with the animals as long as possible.  Pictured, a cowboy in the Ontario rodeo game

Spectators watched in awe as the cowboys tried to stay with the animals as long as possible.  Pictured, a cowboy in the Ontario rodeo game

Spectators watched in awe as the cowboys tried to stay with the animals as long as possible. Pictured, a cowboy in the Ontario rodeo game

The Ontario rodeo featured both bulls and horses running and jumping around the ring as the participants tried to stay on their beasts

The Ontario rodeo featured both bulls and horses running and jumping around the ring as the participants tried to stay on their beasts

The Ontario rodeo featured both bulls and horses running and jumping around the ring as the participants tried to stay on their beasts

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