"This is a movie everyone should see. It's about a lot more than bull riding. It's really about the things we all face: loss, hardship, even everyday monotony - and how we push through and find a way forward. Don is such a gifted filmmaker that he makes this entertaining and accessible."
"I've watched your documentary six times because I like it so much that anyone who comes to the house I recommend it and wind up watching it all over again."
"I wish I could express how unique and special this film is. I really have never seen anything that is as good for our sport as this one is..."
"It is very well done and portrays the sport honestly, which is rare... I think the viewers had a good understanding of how well the animals are cared for and the grit it takes to be a bull rider. If you don't see this movie when it hits the theaters, you're cheating yourself."
"Warms the heart..."
"Until now and viewing this movie I had never really paid much attention to and/or appreciated what goes into bull riding. This film provides (at least for me) a complete education in understanding and now appreciating the craft of bull riding as a sport and as an art... Well done."
"From the riders to the bull-fighters this documentary will keep you on the edge of your favorite leather covered chair..."
Western Colorado’s Largest Performing Arts Hall
The historic Avalon Theatre theatre was built for the residents of Grand Junction by local publishing giant Walter Walker in 1923, and seats 1,200 audience members. It was and still is one of Western Colorado’s largest performing arts halls.
THE STORY OF TY RINALDO
Ty Rinaldo is a former PRCA ranked bull rider. After a wreck with a bull ended his career, he turned his attention to becoming a stock contractor, providing elite bucking bull athletes for the PBR World Finals, the National Finals Rodeo, and many events in the Rocky Mountain region. He produces many of his own events and teaches bull riding to the next generation of riders at his TZ Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado.
A retired firefighter captain, Ty gives us a glimpse of his life behind the chutes, the injuries he suffered in this dangerous sport, his love for these massive animal athletes, and the passion he has for helping people appreciate what bull riding is all about.
With appearances by Cody Custer (PRCA World Champion bull rider and PBR Founding Father); Lyle Sankey (NFR Champion, PBR Ring of Honor & coach); and PBR bull rider Chase Outlaw.