17-year-old Tyler Reimer went bull riding for the first time ever this past weekend. 

He says the reason he decided to ride a bull was because he didn’t want to have any regrets in life. 

“I don't want to be 80 years old sitting on the couch, watching bull riding, and being like, ‘I wish I could do that. I just want to do it so badly.’” 

Tyler Reimer

He says his first experience bull-riding was nerve-wracking. 

“I got on, got the rope tight, I was scared. Everything worked out, got a few bumps along the way, but I still love it.” 

He talks about the moment he first climbed on the back of the bull in the chute.

“There was a lot of fear. I looked down and I saw those big horns and was like, ‘this one’s gonna buck a bit.’ So I buckled down and got it done.” 

Right after getting kicked off the bull, there was a moment where Reimer and the bull made eye contact. 

“In that moment, there was life or death right there in my head. I was like, ‘alright, I gotta get out or else I'm gonna do something wrong.’ It was very scary.” 

Reimer didn’t go into this without any experience, as this past weekend, Reimer took bull riding school in Grunthal over the course of three days. 

The class practiced with both cows and bulls.

“I rode four cows on Friday and four cows on Saturday so about eight, and then I rode one Bull on Friday.” 

The goal is to stay on the bull for eight seconds, and on Friday he rode the bull for four.

He says it doesn't sound like long, but four seconds can feel like an eternity. 

"I felt like it was years on it.” 

On his bull ride on Friday, he got hit in the back after hopping off. 

“You don't feel it in the moment, but two minutes later or so, the adrenaline wears off and then it's just pain from there.” 

He’s excited to continue bull-riding, and plans to do it a few more times this summer. 


With files from Corny Rempel

Tyler Reimer on the bull

Tyler Reimer on the bull

Tyler Reimer on the bull