With the use of a helper or hazer riding along side of the steer to keep it running straight, the rider must lean from his horse and grasp the steer’s horns.
Once he has a hold, the rider dismounts the horse and uses his feet and body to stop the steer’s forward momentum before unbalancing the animal and leveraging the horns to get the steer to the ground.
The clock is stopped once the steer is on its side with all four legs pointing in the same direction. Winning times are under five seconds from when the barrier is released.
Strength is an advantage in Steer Wrestling, however timing and coordination is also a must.