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Old 05-29-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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This guy's rodeo show days got cut short.


Horse tosses rodeo performer off back, tramples him to death
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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Sad, but one of the risks of the sport.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Huh.

So apparently the 'sport' of trying to stay on the back of a rampaging pissed-off 1000-lb animal that's doing its damnedest to buck you off, all the while violently lashing out with its hooved feet, is dangerous.

Who would have guessed?

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Old 05-30-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Huh.

So apparently the 'sport' of trying to stay on the back of a rampaging pissed-off 1000-lb animal that's doing its damnedest to buck you off, all the while violently lashing out with its hooved feet, is dangerous.

Who would have guessed?


LOL, no doubt. You wouldn't catch me anywhere near something like that. I get nervous around horses and cows when they are calm, as I've heard stories of them accidently stepping on your feet. That's a whole lot of meat to be stepping down on you.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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A rodeo where nobody gets bucked off and stepped on is like a stock car race with no crashes.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Huh.

So apparently the 'sport' of trying to stay on the back of a rampaging pissed-off 1000-lb animal that's doing its damnedest to buck you off, all the while violently lashing out with its hooved feet, is dangerous.

Who would have guessed?

I have a hard time classifying anything that requires irritating/pissing off an animal for human entertainment a sport, but that's just my opinion. It's sad this person died as result of his 'sport', but a small part of me doesn't feel all that sorry for him.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I have a hard time classifying anything that requires irritating/pissing off an animal for human entertainment a sport, but that's just my opinion. It's sad this person died as result of his 'sport', but a small part of me doesn't feel all that sorry for him.
I tend to agree. The only thing that really sorta is rough is that the guys parents were in the audience and pretty much watched him get killed. That would be rough. The people involved in that sport are probably the first to say and acknowledge how dangerous it is.

You mess with the bull and you get the horns. In this case the hooves.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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You mess with the bull and you get the horns. In this case the hooves.
That expression makes me wonder if, in an odd way, this wasn't a true freak accident. Rodeo bulls are notorious for going after the downed would-be rider (which is why rodeo clowns exist: to distract the angry bull long enough to get the fallen rider safely out of the ring). But the horses generally just buck; they don't target the rider when he falls off, the way bulls do. I wonder if this kid fell off in just the right way to end up under the horse, who then stepped on him by accident. Needless to say, if a 1,000 pound animal steps hard on your head or chest, you're a goner.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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That expression makes me wonder if, in an odd way, this wasn't a true freak accident. Rodeo bulls are notorious for going after the downed would-be rider (which is why rodeo clowns exist: to distract the angry bull long enough to get the fallen rider safely out of the ring). But the horses generally just buck; they don't target the rider when he falls off, the way bulls do. I wonder if this kid fell off in just the right way to end up under the horse, who then stepped on him by accident. Needless to say, if a 1,000 pound animal steps hard on your head or chest, you're a goner.

We will probably never really know. My gut is saying that it was probably a freak accident. Like you mentioned the bulls might be a different story, but again, who really knows at the end of the day.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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This is right near me, and I have been to this rodeo numerous times. A death has never happened at this rodeo before.

Also it's been quite eye-opening how callous some people on the internet are about this. Just disgusting. Show some damn respect.
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