Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rider Down

Today is the annual Rodeo parade in Houston, one of the signature events of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  This year, it is overshadowed by an unprecedented accident.

The Los Vaqueros trail ride was interrupted earlier today when a horse broke loose, toppling and trampling another rider.

After an uneventful ride all the way froom Reynosa, Mexico, Los Vaqueros Trailriders were rolling through Bellaire, being watched and cheered by elementary school students who were lining the road.  All of a sudden, something spooked a team of horses, and they bolted, running over a horse and rider,

The runaway team was quickly caught and brought under control.  The horse in the picture was fine, and the woman who was riding suffered several broken bones, but is expected to be okay.

Channel 11 news was filming when the accident happened.  For some reason,  the actual footage will not imbed on my blog, but if you want to see it, click HERE.

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