Back injury leads to death of bronc at Cheyenne rodeo
July 26, 2011 Horsetalk.co.nz
A back injury has claimed the life of a horse at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Check Mate falling and injuring herself during a rookie saddle bronc event.
The horse, a four-year-old named Check Mate, was hurt during the rookie saddle bronc ride by Luke Morgan, of Weatherford, Texas, on Sunday.
Check Mate was euthanised after her injuries were assessed by a veterinarian.
The organisation, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), reacted angrily to the death, and released a video of the incident.