Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
When I was like 8 I went to a rodeo and I can't remember how, but a horse was running around the arena and he tripped or got caught on something and flipped forward and broke his back or neck or something and was making an awful noise and the vet ran out and uthenized him right there loaded his lifeless body on a truck and then left. It scarred me for a long time and I didn't attend rodeos for years...Now that I look back on it, I'm just glad the guy on the horse wasnt crushed or hurt because he bailed off the saddle just in time. Like I said, I was young and don't remember all the details, but it was awful and I clearly remember that poor horse. I love rodeos, and in any horse event, there are freak accidents that happen, look at Hickstead (that was really sad too :( ) I just hope I never see something like that again.
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux
Last edited by Horse racer; 06-03-2013 at 12:20 AM.