ACCORDING to Ben Seeds, riding a bull is a bit like playing the pokies.

No matter what you put in, you never know what you're going to end up with.

The 29-year-old Rockhampton bull rider is one of many local riders preparing to contest The Rural Weekly Professional Bull Riders Live Series at Browne Park on September 27.

Seeds, who has contested the PBR Australia circuit for the past eight years, said he couldn't wait to compete in front of a home crowd.

"I'm pretty keen to ride, it's the first event since the PBR finals," Seeds said.

"It will be good to ride in Rocky. The Rocky crowd is always pretty good and get behind the rodeo events.

"This is the first time a PBR has been held in Rocky and it's really great to see this standard of event being held here."

Ben Seeds at the 2013 Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo riding Napoleon Dynamie, a bull supplied by stock contractor Darren Brandenburg.
Ben Seeds at the 2013 Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo riding Napoleon Dynamie, a bull supplied by stock contractor Darren Brandenburg. Stephen Mowbray

 

While Seeds hadn't entered the ring for a couple of months, he said it wouldn't take much to get back into the swing of things.

"I haven't competed in any events since the finals or done any training at all. I've just been working and breaking horses in. Riding horses is probably enough training," he said.

"I've been riding since I was 15 years old.

"It's just second nature to me.

"I couldn't tell you how I'll go in the rodeo. It's like putting money in a pokie machine - it's just unpredictable."



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