From Wikipedia, a reason to question the sanity of bull riders:
Bodacious was considered dangerous because of a down, forward, down+forward punch move. It resulted in bringing his rear up with his head to the ground, forcing a rider to shift their weight forward. Bodacious would then lift his head up full force, smashing the rider's face.
In 1995, rider Scott Breding tried wearing a hockey mask. However, this failed to protect him adequately. Bodacious headbutted Breding, breaking his nose and bursting his eyesockets.