Rhythm is the key in this event. The rider spurs from the horse’s neck in a full swing toward the back of the saddle in time with the bronc’s actions. The cowboy must supply his own saddle, which is uniform in design, together with a braided rein, spurs with dull rowels, and chaps of light leather. The length of the rein is important. The cowboy must adjust his grip carefully to maintain balance and avoid either being rolled over the front end or launched out of the saddle. To qualify, the rider must have his boots over the break of the horse’s shoulders until the horse has completed his first jump out of the chute. He will be disqualified for touching any part of the animal or equipment with his free hand, losing a stirrup, or getting bucked off before the end of the eight-second ride. A rider will gain points for spurring high in the horse’s shoulders back to the cantle of his saddle.