Bryant, who has won stock contractor of the year from various rodeo associations nine times since first getting into the business 25 years ago, also stages rodeos. That’s where he also contracts out horses for saddle bronc and bareback riding, calves for roping, and steers for wrestling. “But,” he adds, “bull-riding is the main thing.”
That’s why you’ll find about 30 bucking bulls on his farm in the Lottie community near Atmore. Among those are two who have won bucking bull of the year. There’s Blackjack, a black Brahman cross with a ‘21’ brand on his hip and white striping above his eyes that could be mistaken for war paint, and Seagram’s Seven with his ‘S-7’ brand and an unquenchable thirst for bucking.
“If we don’t take that S-7 bull when we load at home, he’ll jump out of the pasture and start coming down the road,” Bryant says. “Twice I’ve had to stop beside the road, open the gates on the trailer and he’d jump right up in there he wanted to go so bad.”