Cheyne Olney has a process.

Before he gets ready for a bull ride, he stretches.

“I just get loosened up,” he said.

He needs to stretch, especially after driving 874 miles from Weatherford, Texas, to Tucson for the 88th annual Tucson Rodeo.

He stretches his groins, hamstrings, arms and shoulders.

Olney, like any athlete getting ready for a big game or event, doesn’t want to pull a muscle.

Then, Olney puts his gear on. The boots with the spurs, which help with balance; chaps to add a little flair to his outfit; and leather gloves to protect from rope burn.

Read more in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.