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Buck ‘Em: Bull Riding With Aaron Pass
Catch Aaron Pass at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

"The closest way I could describe rodeo is how it gets into your system is almost like a drug. Once you get it in your blood and start doing it there's no getting rid of it." — Aaron Pass

Every time Aaron Pass competes in a rodeo, he likes to hit the arena early, before anyone else is there. It helps him breath, clear his head and get his heart "to pump a little harder than normal." It's a ritual the Kaufman, Texas native started practicing not long after he picked up the sport of bull riding at the tender age of 12-years old. Watch Pass in the short documentary above to learn what it takes to mount and ride an 1,800 pound animal for eight seconds while it does its darndest to buck you off.

These days, Pass is one of the top riders on the professional circuit, and you can catch him at this year's Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Now in its 122nd season, the legendary event takes place from January 12 — February 3, 2018, and features edge of your seat PRCA rodeo action, world-class livestock shows, kid-friendly exhibits, daily live music, a fun-filled carnival midway, daily shopping and more.

Read on for five reasons to attend this year's not-to-be-missed Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. This thing is legendary!

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