These intrepid rodeo riders are hurled through the air by bucking bulls and horses before landing in thick mud.
Dramatic photos capture the moments 'tough as nails' riders are propelled into the air at an annual rodeo event in Montana, US.
Heavy rain did not deter 75 participants, who tried in vain to stay astride the untamed animals.
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