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Profile of "The World's Most Dangerous Bull" On TV

By October 21, 2004

The Oudoor Life Network has been airing a program that features a profile of the legendary bucking bull Bodacious. The show is called Fearless and the episode featuring the bull will air on Oct. 24 at 10:30pm, and on Oct. 28 at 8:00pm. For a current schedule and other show times, check the OLN Website for information.

Only 6 cowboys out of a whopping 135 put together an 8 second ride on the huge 1,800-pound Bodacious.

Bodacious learned a devastating move during his career. The bull would take a steep buck to get his rider leaning forward and then would throw back his massive head in an attempt to collide with his rider.

Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman was one cowboy who rode the powerful bull for a full 8 seconds, but on his next attempt Bodacious used his wicked move and literally smashed Tuff's face.

Weeks later, cowboy Scott Breding attempted to ride Bodacious with some protective face gear. It didn't do any good, because Bodacious still crushed Scott's eye socket even with the headgear.

The next day Bodacious was retired from the rodeo arena. Bodacious was a real star of rodeo being the first bull to have his own agent and merchandise line.

Bodacious died May 16, 2000 from kidney failure. His legend will certainly never die.

Guide Note: I got a chance to see this bull in person while he was still on the circuit, and when I saw him all I could do was be thankful that I decided to go into bareback riding.


September 2, 2006 at 12:10 pm
(1) Jared Smith says:

Tuff Heedeman had his best and his worst ride on him as he broke nearly every bone in his face which would have killed about any man but it didn’t even knock Tuff out. Bodacious is one bad dude.

September 13, 2006 at 2:56 am
(2) lucio says:

i have to say that i admire this bull. not only did he prove to us that he was a smart animal, but also that we as humans were smart enough to retire him.

September 25, 2006 at 2:02 pm
(3) rodeo says:

This was probably the best bull in the history of rodeo.

January 10, 2007 at 9:34 pm
(4) Rupe says:

Tuff did the right thing turning “Bo” in Vegas. He should hold his head up high ’cause if he tried the ride “Bo” might have taken it off! Both were class acts in their day. God bless “Bo” and Tuff. Least we never forget Lane Frost and Chris LeDoux.

January 28, 2007 at 6:03 pm
(5) Smage says:

Bodacious IS the Legend of Rodeo Bulls, in that he was “THE BADDEST OF THEM ALL”, kinda like the Stagger Lee of Bulls. He was the class act and there will never be another bull like BO and the bull riders are probably glad. God Bless you BO!

February 3, 2007 at 8:08 am
(6) Brian Rickert says:

It was frightening to watch this bull in action. They also retired a son of his after a very short career before he killed someone.

April 10, 2007 at 10:56 am
(7) beto says:

i would like to see the up coming Bodacious jrs so see if they can be like there father who was a legend

June 12, 2007 at 1:05 pm
(8) mike jones says:


September 20, 2007 at 4:06 pm
(9) Angel Mendoza says:

I had the oppurtunity to ride this bull in Window Rock Arizona, My rookie year and was able to stay on him for 7.92 seconds.

December 15, 2007 at 9:21 pm
(10) Terry Scott says:

Without a dought he was the BADDEST of the BAD i got a chance to meet Tuff and his memories still live with him Rest In Peace Bodcious!

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