Like a bullet from a revolver, the bronco shot out of the chute, a cowboy dangling from his back.
The horse charged the fence on the opposite side of the rodeo grounds at full speed. The rider, realizing his dangerous predicament, jumped off at the last second, hit the ground, slid through the dirt and rolled into the rail.
A giant cloud of dust washed over the stunned spectators sitting in the stands. The cowboy was back to his feet, no worse for wear, and the Oh My Gawd Rodeo kicked off its summer season with a bang.