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Old 03-20-2017, 10:54 PM   #1
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As most on here know my daughter competes at a very high level in barrel racing and rodeo, she is 12. Got a pm from Curtintex asking if it was Riley and thank God it wasn't but was much appreciated and love the love the Green Screen shows.. That being said I don't know the family of the little angel or any details. I don't know her experience . I'm posting this from a dad who has been around rodeo almost all my life.... Rodeo is tough sport, very unforgiving ...it's not a matter if you get hurt but how bad. Doesn't matter the event... Bulls, bares, calves, barrels... It's going to happen. But be aware that pony/horse your kiddo rides and lopes at the house and goes to little play days isn't a rodeo horse. Rodeo horses see the big lights and noise. It may be fun in those arenas but in the rodeo parade, Grand Entry , rodeo itself it overwhelms them.etc... But that pony you are sitting on or your kiddos are riding could give a **** less.

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:08 PM   #2
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Prayers up for her family and community. Sounds like she was a really special kid.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:16 PM   #4
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Young lady in Caldwell County.. Very sad
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Have not read the article but all those kids are special. So sorry to hear this.

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Such a sad deal prayers sent for the family
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very sad d deal there.

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Had to open the article when I first saw it because I have a powerlifter who races and her little sisters do as well. Very sad deal!
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As most on here know my daughter competes at a very high level in barrel racing and rodeo, she is 12. Got a pm from Curtintex asking if it was Riley and thank God it wasn't but was much appreciated and love the love the Green Screen shows.. That being said I don't know the family of the little angel or any details. I don't know her experience . I'm posting this from a dad who has been around rodeo almost all my life.... Rodeo is tough sport, very unforgiving ...it's not a matter if you get hurt but how bad. Doesn't matter the event... Bulls, bares, calves, barrels... It's going to happen. But be aware that pony/horse your kiddo rides and lopes at the house and goes to little play days isn't a rodeo horse. Rodeo horses see the big lights and noise. It may be fun in those arenas but in the rodeo parade, Grand Entry , rodeo itself it overwhelms them.etc... But that pony you are sitting on or your kiddos are riding could give a **** less.
This is very true and the reason we only buy horses for our daughter that have been used as rodeo horses.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:36 AM   #10
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:10 AM   #11
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Caldwell tx. Not Caldwell county. Very sad thing
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:13 AM   #12
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Very very sad, my heart goes out to the family.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:33 AM   #13
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Sad deal. For the most part my family has been lucky in this regard. I have only had one cousin significantly injured. She had a horse go down. She was in a coma for about 2 weeks. Prayers sent to the family.

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My wife told me about this. So sad.
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I don't mean to take away from this tragedy in any way and I am not sure if this was the case in this situation. I have noticed and I am sure a lot of you rodeo folks have too, that sometimes with these fast horses and little kids (girls) sometimes they strap their legs to the saddle. I understand the intent of this (fast horse, light weight kiddo = flying kiddo) but in the event of a crash it seems like a risky bet.

I am not real familiar with those leg bindings, but have seen several kids run with them on. They may be completely safe.
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I don't mean to take away from this tragedy in any way and I am not sure if this was the case in this situation. I have noticed and I am sure a lot of you rodeo folks have too, that sometimes with these fast horses and little kids (girls) sometimes they strap their legs to the saddle. I understand the intent of this (fast horse, light weight kiddo = flying kiddo) but in the event of a crash it seems like a risky bet.

I am not real familiar with those leg bindings, but have seen several kids run with them on. They may be completely safe.
I will not allow my daughter to use them due to if something happens she may not be able to kick out.
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I will not allow my daughter to use them due to if something happens she may not be able to kick out.
My daughter ran at a very high level for several years and on some scary fast horses but I never put her on a horse that she couldn't bring to an immediate stop, if needed. During that time, I saw several young ladies that were strapped in on horses that these little ones obviously did not have full control of and I cringed every time I saw that. Not at all saying that had anything to do with the events that took this little girl's life, just venting, I guess.

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Tragic! My prayers are with the parents and family of the child. May the Lords hand comfort their hearts.
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Sad deal for sure. My daughter has been getting into barrel racing and honestly I have been trying to discourage it. I grew up with horses and was hurt enough to know I dont like em. Broke my leg at a rodeo in 4th grade along with being bucked off who knows how many times etc. She has an Arabian mare that is unpredictable as can be, and its scares me every time she rides. Just last week out of the blue turned and ran straight into the woods despite my daughters reining and scaped her all up, she started bucking as she neared the fence and she went flying. Hit the ground hard. The horse continued to kick and buck till she broke the flank cinch and eventually threw the saddle. I watched it all happen and it scared the crap out of me. After getting my daughter picked up and resting I worked the horse good for about an hour. I got her head right, for now
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This is a picture of the little girl I got off a news story. These Velcro straps are so very dangerous and begging for horrible tragedies. If a child needs these to stay in the saddle they are not ready to compete or ride... bottomline.

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Prayers sent. Horses are awesome, and there are a lot of good ones, but even the good ones can hurt you.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:57 AM   #26
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Sad deal for sure. My daughter has been getting into barrel racing and honestly I have been trying to discourage it. I grew up with horses and was hurt enough to know I dont like em. Broke my leg at a rodeo in 4th grade along with being bucked off who knows how many times etc. She has an Arabian mare that is unpredictable as can be, and its scares me every time she rides. Just last week out of the blue turned and ran straight into the woods despite my daughters reining and scaped her all up, she started bucking as she neared the fence and she went flying. Hit the ground hard. The horse continued to kick and buck till she broke the flank cinch and eventually threw the saddle. I watched it all happen and it scared the crap out of me. After getting my daughter picked up and resting I worked the horse good for about an hour. I got her head right, for now
You should sell that horse immediately.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:01 AM   #27
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This was a Horrible Accident I read about it in a Rodeo FB group up here in N-Tex...Rodeo is a rough sport..I had an acquaintance from HS that lost his daughter to an unfortunate accident when her horse slipped as she was practicing her Grand Entry routine and threw her into a pole when she was at Tarleton State a cpl yrs ago..Prayers for her entire family..
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I had a horse spook due to an inexperienced rider deciding it would be funny to fly by me as we were standing still. The horse did the same thing, raring up and flipping over on top of me. Everyone including myself thought I was dead, but I was knocked out for a couple of seconds and other than being very sore and not being able to catch my breath, I was unhurt. Luckily I was a fairly large in high school or I do think it could have been much worse. I did get back on the old mare after a few minutes and had a very long talk with the inexperienced rider on the way back to the stables. That was one of my 9 lives, my family says I'm running on extra's already

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This is a picture of the little girl I got off a news story. These Velcro straps are so very dangerous and begging for horrible tragedies. If a child needs these to stay in the saddle they are not ready to compete or ride... bottomline.

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I see those all too often on kids who are riding too much horse and I worry about the kid getting hurt. if that horse goes to bucking that kid will be tossed around like a rag doll. Still very sad that this happened to such a young child. I couldn't fathom losing my daughter.

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Old 03-21-2017, 09:53 AM   #31
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I see those all too often on kids who are riding too much horse and I worry about the kid getting hurt. if that horse goes to bucking that kid will be tossed around like a rag doll. Still very sad that this happened to such a young child. I couldn't fathom losing my daughter.

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I can't imagine and every time Riley makes a run my breath stops just a little.
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You should sell that horse immediately.
yesterday...
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:56 AM   #33
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I can't imagine and every time Riley makes a run my breath stops just a little.
I know the feeling and Sarah is only loping at this point.

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prayers sent for the family.

I hurt every day of my life due to injuries sustained when I rode speed horses in my 20s and 30s. I enjoyed it at the time, but there are many days now that I wish I had never rode. They will hurt you bad and not even mean to.
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Terrible deal. Prayers sent for the family who lost their little angel.
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This is a picture of the little girl I got off a news story. These Velcro straps are so very dangerous and begging for horrible tragedies. If a child needs these to stay in the saddle they are not ready to compete or ride... bottomline.

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I cant figure out how this is considered okay or even allowed. Would someone strap a 10yo on a bike and send them down a hill? Would someone strap a 10yo on a four wheeler and send them off riding? Seems like strapping them in would create more problems than it fixes.
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I cant figure out how this is considered okay or even allowed. Would someone strap a 10yo on a bike and send them down a hill? Would someone strap a 10yo on a four wheeler and send them off riding? Seems like strapping them in would create more problems than it fixes.
Jeff I agree and I believe in some associations they aren't allowed. These things are heavy duty velcro, not the light weight stuff. The child has no escape in the event of a fall, flip or runaway. Unbelievable that parents knowingly or unknowingly use this kind of crap on their kids.
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This is a picture of the little girl I got off a news story. These Velcro straps are so very dangerous and begging for horrible tragedies. If a child needs these to stay in the saddle they are not ready to compete or ride... bottomline.

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I've ridden a little bit, but I have never seen these straps before. What are they? Do they literally hold you on? Seems like it wouldn't be a good idea, kind of like seat belts on a 4 wheeler or dirtbike, but I don't even know what to Google to read up on them.
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I can't imagine . . . prayers for the family and prayers for the safety of all your little ones
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I've ridden a little bit, but I have never seen these straps before. What are they? Do they literally hold you on? Seems like it wouldn't be a good idea, kind of like seat belts on a 4 wheeler or dirtbike, but I don't even know what to Google to read up on them.
They basically "stick" you to the saddle. Its a shortcut for not being able to ride or allow a kid to ride a horse way to advanced for their skill level. They are horrible ideas..
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Jeff I agree and I believe in some associations they aren't allowed. These things are heavy duty velcro, not the light weight stuff. The child has no escape in the event of a fall, flip or runaway. Unbelievable that parents knowingly or unknowingly use this kind of crap on their kids.
This.
Lots of times the parents have never ridden and think these straps will help keep the child safe from falling off. Don't realize how dangerous they actually are in a fall.

Parents that use these straps on their children and have been around horses all their lives should find a new hobby.

I have similar feelings on rubber bands half the girls use to keep their boots in the stirups. Dangerous if you need to get off quickly.

Prayers for this family. Tragic accident.
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Jeff I agree and I believe in some associations they aren't allowed. These things are heavy duty velcro, not the light weight stuff. The child has no escape in the event of a fall, flip or runaway. Unbelievable that parents knowingly or unknowingly use this kind of crap on their kids.
Ive ridden some horses, nothing more than trail horses and one older rodeo horse. I couldn't imagine strapping myself in to any of them, much less one of my kids.

I would assume part of training, riding, especially competitive training comes with some sort of education on how to bail out if SHTF.
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Ive ridden some horses, nothing more than trail horses and one older rodeo horse. I couldn't imagine strapping myself in to any of them, much less one of my kids.

I would assume part of training, riding, especially competitive training comes with some sort of education on how to bail out if SHTF.
My daughter has been taught how to bail off a horse if ever needed. Hopefully since she is only 8 and small for her age she will never have to bail off. Although it is inevitable at some point.
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Sounds like the horse got spooked, stood up on it's hind legs, and went straight backwards onto the girl. Sounds like it would have ended horrible no matter if she was wearing straps or not. Very sad.
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Very sad. Praying for the family.
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This is a picture of the little girl I got off a news story. These Velcro straps are so very dangerous and begging for horrible tragedies. If a child needs these to stay in the saddle they are not ready to compete or ride... bottomline.



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Good grief when did this stupid idea get started?
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:48 PM   #48
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No horse is ever 100% predictable. I have been around them my whole life and to this day, i dont like to ride often because of a few injuries. But my wife sure seems to talk me back in the saddle several times a year for a quick ride across the pasture or around the property.
Sad to hear of a young kid getting hurt or killed.

My wife and her sister both rode when they were in Tomball. Both rode barrels but my sister in law was a little more competitive and hardcore racing than my wife.
One of her horses required riddelin and couldn't walk in the grand entry because of its nerves. Super wired, but freaky fast. She slipped rounding the second barrel rolling over my sister in law. The saddle horn caught her in the upper stomach/lower chest area. Luckily, it didnt puncture or cause internal injuries. But she was sore and black and blue for weeks.
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Hug and kiss those kiddos every morning, night, and any other chance you get. Sad sad story.
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Good grief when did this stupid idea get started?
Its been around for a long time. My wife saw several do this when she was in Highschool little more than 11 years ago
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