A report on HBO last night the covered the craziest and most dangerous sport which also is the sport requiring the most courage and insanity, and that is professional bull riding. Anthropologists have found that the injuries suffered by rodeo cowboys are almost identical to those suffered by Neanderthal cave men who fought off huge prehistoric monsters to put meat on their campfire.
They also did another report on the increased number of retired thoroughbreds going to slaughter.
The big difference is that the modern cowboys risk their lives by choice, though they may only have the same choice that their prehistoric ancestors had if they wanted to survive, while the horses do not. Stable to table in 7 days