The word rodeo comes from the Spanish term €œrodear€, which means €œto go around€ and refers to the traditional way in which groups of cowboys rounded up herds of cattle. The most spectacular category in rodeo is bull riding. In bull riding, the rider sits on the back of a bull and holds on to a rope that is tied around the animal. The bull is then released from the chute and runs out, bucking wildly. The rider has to stay on the bull€™s back for at least eight seconds.