Miles Barry wasn't sitting too comfortably Tuesday at River View High School.
The hard classroom chairs aggravated the doozy of a wound he got courtesy of an 1,800-pound bull over the weekend.
Barry, 17, is a bullfighter. He's used to a few bumps, bruises and horns in uncomfortable places.
But Sunday at a college rodeo in Milton-Freewater, the bull named Flipper "ran a horn between my legs and cut up my (butt) pretty good," Barry wrote on Twitter.
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Flipper is a roughly decade-old animal and has a horn spread of 4 to 5 feet, Barry said.
The bull had bucked a rider Sunday, and it was up to Barry to distract it long enough for the rider to escape.
"The mud was shin deep and I got stuck," Barry said. "He got right up behind me and threw me up in the air. I've never had a horn come that close to 'that' back there. That was scary."
While the gash did not require stitches, Barry did need a moment to catch his breath.
"It knocked the wind out of me," Barry said. "I walked around and got my breath back. I told Ryan (Manning) I got my butt ripped open, and he said, 'We still have five more bulls, you will have to tough it through.' I think I lasted longer in the air than the rider did on the bull."
At the beginning of March, he "was helping a friend with a bull that had his head stuck in a gate," his dad Rowdy wrote on Facebook. "The bull blew the gate off the hinges, and (Barry) got his arm caught between the latch and a post."
He also dislocated his elbow and his jaw was knocked out of place.
"I got 35 stitches," Barry said. "Thirteen in the skin and the rest in the muscle. Two days later I worked a college rodeo in Walla Walla."
Barry sets his own work schedule and does his own contracts, but he does have to get a note from his parents to miss school.
His mom, Laura Lee, makes sure he has a document giving the person he is working with the right to seek medical attention for her son on their behalf.
Barry, who works out at Elite Athletics Training in Richland, needed more help than they could offer Tuesday. He was on his way to the chiropractor to be put back in alignment. He has to be in Mesquite, Nev., on Saturday for a Western States Bucking Bulls Association event, where he and Jesse Tennet will tackle 50 bulls.
"Not many people get to travel across the country and do what they love," Barry said.