First off – you do not need any animal handling experience. We would be really quite surprised if anyone turns out to be some sort of bull-riding veteran, unless they have been on the Bullathon before.
However, this is a real adventure and any expedition of this kind involves some degree of physical demands and risks. The most serious danger posed is likely forgetting where you are while looking at the scenery and stepping off of the tall-sided wagons. Just to help everyone understand what the Bullathon may require of you, we have put together a little Q&A.
You might have to give a bit of encouragement when your bull buddies think that right here is exactly the place to stop for no particular reason at all. You will also have to handle the luggage and supplies you will want for the day. Beyond that the demands of strength are not enormous.
What can be much more taxing on your physical resolve is India itself. It can be hot, rainy, humid, overcast and then really hot, all withing the span of an hour. In addition to this, a constant feast for all the senses; exotic food, unexpected events, and long full days are expected. In this case, the experience can be exhausting.
There will be support vehicles in operation, as well as experienced bull-handlers and veterinarians.
We do not have a dedicated Search & Rescue team, nor roadside assistance, or The Thunderbirds. We will however make sure that no one is left behind or excluded. Moreover, we will do our best to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable adventure.
As a part of participating in the Bullathon, you are kindly asked to read our Terms & Conditions, which will indicate that you understand that the third-parties are beyond our control, and that you accept that coming along also entails a certain amount of physical risk. Don’t worry – we would not even know what to do with your soul or first-born child.