What a lot of work it takes to prepare and show bulls as big as this fellow and have them on their best behaviour before the judges. The stick the attendant has is used to tickle tummies, move feet into better positions and to generally keep the animal calm, relaxed and standing correctly.
Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterday's upload but I had to smile. I think the big red fellow would have been a little offended being called a cow! He was all bull.