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Girl Dies Bull Riding. VERY RARE ACCIDENT
http://www.associatedcontent.com ^ | Feb. 21st, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 02/21/2011 7:09:54 AM PST by stillafreemind

Many people die every day, how many die doing something they absolutely LOVE? Brooke Ann did. I'm sure her adrenaline was pumping just before she got on that bull. I'm sure there was a part of her that thought "this is the one I'm going to make 8 seconds on". She smelled the bull, felt his power underneath her and was loving every minute of it. Would it have been easier, more PC or less heartbreaking if she'd been killed in a car wreck on the way home? No.

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Heartbreaking accident. God be with her parents and friends through this tough time. I had a friend get kicked squarely in the chest by a young colt during feeding. Probably thought it was another horse come up behind him. I agree that sometimes an accident is just an accident.
1 posted on 02/21/2011 7:10:00 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
... absolutely LOVE? Brooke Ann did ...

Yes I'm sure as her life faded away she was thinking "Wow it's really great dying this way. This is so much better than living to my 80's and dying of cancer." (I hate articles like this. A total tragic loss of life, and the moron who wrote it tries to make it upbeat.)

2 posted on 02/21/2011 7:16:18 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: stillafreemind
Read this, but perhaps I missed just how old this girl was? Usually, first line info.

Sad story, nonetheless. BS happens - and bulls, being bulls. . .happen too.

3 posted on 02/21/2011 7:18:44 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: stillafreemind

Bull riding is animal abuse. The object is to torment the animal so he kicks and bucks. It’s legal, though. So, if you’re in to it, you gotta accept the consequences.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 7:19:55 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: stillafreemind
Read this, but perhaps I missed just how old this girl was? Usually, first line info. Sad story, nonetheless. BS happens - and bulls, being bulls. . .happen too.

Forgot to add that 'people' being 'people' happens too. Unfortunately.

5 posted on 02/21/2011 7:21:31 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: stillafreemind
"Would it have been easier, more PC or less heartbreaking if she'd been killed in a car wreck on the way home? No."

I'm confused about how jumping on 1200 pounds of fury equates to having a car accident.

6 posted on 02/21/2011 7:22:01 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: cricket

Pretty 16 year old Brooke Ann Coats had a passion in this life.

The above is the FIRST sentence of the article.


7 posted on 02/21/2011 7:23:22 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

She was 16. It’s 18 to smoke. 21 to drink. 16 is ok to ride a bucking bull?!


8 posted on 02/21/2011 7:25:21 AM PST by albie
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To: from occupied ga

Agreed. The writer tried making it sound like a good thing - twisted.


9 posted on 02/21/2011 7:28:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I'm confused about how jumping on 1200 pounds of fury equates to having a car accident.

Me too. I looked up the incidence of bull riding injuries on a sports medicine website and found that

In bull riding, the incidence of injury is reported at 32.2 injuries per 1000 competitor-exposures.
Now considering that all a bull rider has to stay on is 8 seconds, and probably 60% of them stay on less than this that's an injury every 4.1 minutes on average IF every rider managed to stay on the full 8 seconds. Probably closer to an injury every 2 minutes on average. I've been in cars countless hours and have yet to be injured.
10 posted on 02/21/2011 7:44:14 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: skeeter

It’s a story that makes any Feminista proud especially since she died with her boots on like a man!


11 posted on 02/21/2011 7:45:15 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: from occupied ga

There are all sorts of dangerous sports that teenagers engage in. Skiing, waterskiing, playing football, biking. Heck, even riding a plain old horse is dangerous. Or should they all just sit in front of the TV throughout their adolescence?

This was very sad; I’m sure she would have loved to be 80, but she undeniably loved the thrill of her sport and I’m sure she knew the risks.

It was a freak accident, in any case. Bull riders do wear some protective clothing, such as vests and helmets. But the bull obviously hit her square in the chest and probably caused her heart to go into a fatal arrhythmia. Very sad, but one of the risks of really living is - well, dying. But then, that’s 100% certain with any kind of life, well-lived or dull.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 7:48:38 AM PST by livius
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To: stillafreemind

Sounds a bit like how Lane Frost died. He took a head butt in the ribs and one of his broken ribs pierced his heart.

Tragic all way around, including for those that witnessed it.


13 posted on 02/21/2011 7:50:22 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: skeeter
Agreed. The writer tried making it sound like a good thing - twisted.

Probably a preemptive shot to the nannies who are sure to use this to go after her parents/rodeos/whatever. I imagine this will be on O'Reilly.

Although, personally, I might be with the nannies on this. Seems like she died being mean to an animal. It's not like they're training him, is it? But, I don't know a cow from a moose, so I'll shut up.

14 posted on 02/21/2011 7:52:50 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Krankor

hey moron read Genesis 1:26....


15 posted on 02/21/2011 7:55:03 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: stillafreemind

Terribly sad accident

I`ve seen a Charolais bull kick and break an oak 2x6

Have had a Angus kick me and break my leg...three screws
in my leg now

They will kick some times,I`m scared of those back legs


16 posted on 02/21/2011 7:56:13 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: livius
There are all sorts of dangerous sports that teenagers engage in. Skiing, waterskiing, playing football, biking. Heck, even riding a plain old horse is dangerous

See the stats in post 10 and then tell me that skiing, etc are anywhere NEAR as dangerous as bull riding. Oh and you can skip the false dichotomy. Teenagers aren't limited to chosing between bull riding and watching tv. This is a tragedy, and any attempts to soft sell it are just blowing pink smoke up everyone's backside.

17 posted on 02/21/2011 7:56:37 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: All
So should kids be banned from sports until they are 18? Or should just dangerous ones like baseball, football, soccer,swimming,basketball, track and field, wrestling, and rodeo be banned?

I'm sure there are others that could be on the list, go-carts, motorcycles, bikes, etc?

Better ban hunting and fishing while you are at it? I knew a kid that had an eyeball ripped out by a fishing lure, ban that at once!

18 posted on 02/21/2011 7:58:51 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: FreeperDoll

Is that the bull riding chapter?


19 posted on 02/21/2011 8:00:13 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: FreeperDoll
Dominion is a two way street there champ.

Being given dominion over something doesn't mean you can do with it as you will without compassion.

That being said, I have nothing against Rodeo - but am appalled by Bull “fighting” (ritualistic torture until death).

20 posted on 02/21/2011 8:01:58 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Reminds me of Jessica Dubroff episode. Its a tragedy, period. The tone of felicitation is opportunistic & somehow sick IMO.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 8:07:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Krankor

yes idiot read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 02/21/2011 8:08:21 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: stillafreemind

I’ve been around cattle on and off my entire 65 years, and never at any time did it occur to me to try to sit on the bull. I’m sorry she died, but it’s not like it couldn’t have been predicted.


23 posted on 02/21/2011 8:10:38 AM PST by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: allmendream

God said it take it up with him it’s not subject to private interpretation ...don’t add to Gods word


24 posted on 02/21/2011 8:11:04 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: Krankor

Not to get off subject but you should learn a bit about the monitoring rodeos undergo regarding treatment of the animals before spouting off. You are wrong, the bulls buck because they are bulls not because they are being tormented. Have you seen the size of a Brahma bull? They are tough, ornery, hardscrabble critters who don’t need to be tormented in order to come swinging out the gate. Sheesh.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 8:16:01 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I'm confused that you are confused, people get killed everyday, whether doing something stupid, texting while driving, are something they love, bull riding was what this girl loved, she dreamed of being a world champion. Now how is that different than a ski jump where you can break your neck.
26 posted on 02/21/2011 8:18:45 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: albie

They have a highschool rodeo team in Okeechobee. She probably started out in jr rode, calf roping and goat tying. That being written I tend to think bull riding is not appropriate to females.


27 posted on 02/21/2011 8:19:34 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: albie

Nanny stater comment.


28 posted on 02/21/2011 8:20:24 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: from occupied ga

Many of those injuries are not very severe, and the more severe ones are things like fractures. I have known many people who ride (non-professionally) and she was doing everything right. But sometimes these things happen.

Nobody’s soft-selling anything. But you can also sit and watch TV all day and then get killed crossing the street to buy another bag of Fritos to nourish your fat behind. It’s sad that she died, but she knew the risks, and I think that she would rather have gone that way than on her way for more Fritos.


29 posted on 02/21/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by livius
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To: stillafreemind

Some of you on this site are full-on retarded. This is a culture, if you didn’t grow up in the country and didn’t grow up around this stuff - buy yourself a giant cup of STFU.

Women, young women, have done rodeo for decades. Long before the feministas. Everyone who does rodeo knows the risks and what could happen - and that’s why they do it. For the thrill and many other reasons. Sorry if you don’t get it.

And for the baby boomers, you were this age once and you did dangerous things too and you know it. It was OK then, but just because you’re now pushing retirement doesn’t mean anyone under 50 needs a diaper and be spoonfed 3 meals a day. It just means you’re old. She was plenty old enough to do this stuff. It may not seem like it from your perspective, but your perspective doesn’t necessarily count for beans in the eternal sands of time.

It’s tragic she died, but more than likely she knew what she was doing and made the choice to take on the risks. I respect her taking the risk and living the way she wanted, as anyone who grew up in the country and around this stuff naturally would. It’s the old West philosophy - dieing with your boots on - which is supposedly celebrated around here. It’s sad but it was her choice.


30 posted on 02/21/2011 8:24:07 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: from occupied ga

There are no stats in post 10, stats are what a professional does, and you as a Peta person do not fall in they category.


31 posted on 02/21/2011 8:27:24 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
There are no stats in post 10 stats are what a professional does, and you as a Peta person do not fall in they category.

I see you have nothing, so decided to flame. The ones who are too dumb to carry on a reasoned discussion often do.

32 posted on 02/21/2011 8:32:52 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Free Vulcan
Some of you on this site are full-on retarded. This is a culture, if you didn’t grow up in the country and didn’t grow up around this stuff - buy yourself a giant cup of STFU.

Women, young women, have done rodeo for decades. Long before the feministas. Everyone who does rodeo knows the risks and what could happen - and that’s why they do it. For the thrill and many other reasons. Sorry if you don’t get it.

And for the baby boomers, you were this age once and you did dangerous things too and you know it. It was OK then, but just because you’re now pushing retirement doesn’t mean anyone under 50 needs a diaper and be spoonfed 3 meals a day. It just means you’re old. She was plenty old enough to do this stuff. It may not seem like it from your perspective, but your perspective doesn’t necessarily count for beans in the eternal sands of time.

It’s tragic she died, but more than likely she knew what she was doing and made the choice to take on the risks. I respect her taking the risk and living the way she wanted, as anyone who grew up in the country and around this stuff naturally would. It’s the old West philosophy - dieing with your boots on - which is supposedly celebrated around here. It’s sad but it was her choice.

I second that.

33 posted on 02/21/2011 8:33:16 AM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Free Vulcan

Bravo! Well said. When I was 13 we lived near Ft Worth and
every weekend practically there was a youth rodeo somewhere.
One of my classmates was the champion at bull dogging and she was a
13 year old girl. I’m 69 now and cannot believe how wimpy some of the people have become. This is an accident. We have no idea how many times she rode without being hurt.


34 posted on 02/21/2011 8:34:57 AM PST by SwatTeam
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To: stillafreemind
Rationalization
35 posted on 02/21/2011 8:36:13 AM PST by FReepaholic (WTF?)
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To: skeeter

The tone of opportunistic felicitation is the author’s assumptive method of making this girl into a martyr for the cause of Feminism similar to how the Left uses children as political pawns for their agenda. Muzzies do exactly the same with their own people especially children.


36 posted on 02/21/2011 8:36:33 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: lastchance

“Have you seen the size of a Brahma bull? They are tough, ornery, hardscrabble critters”

When I was a kid we had a rodeo stock contractor keep his bulls in a pasture next to our house. Can you imagine being six years old and standing there face to face with a Brahma bull through a hogwire/two strand barb wire fence? One, “Old E” jumped over the fence into our pasture then hopped over another fence and left. The last I saw of him a kid was leading him back home behind a motorcycle. He was one that hardly anyone could ride, but after the rodeo they would put little kids on him and take their picture...


37 posted on 02/21/2011 8:39:56 AM PST by Old Forester
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To: albie

Yes, actually, it is legal for a 16 year old to do that. Soon the government will get its sticky fingers into that Personal Decision too, but for some reason they have overlooked it.

Do 16 year olds know that bulls can kill you? I imagine so. Do they think THEY will die? Never...


38 posted on 02/21/2011 8:40:19 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: FreeperDoll

I didn’t “add to God’s words”, it seems you did my defining “dominion” to mean ‘I can do whatever the hell I like to an animal, including torture it to death, and justify it by using the Bible’.

A King is given “dominion” over his subjects, does that mean he can do whatever he wants with them?


39 posted on 02/21/2011 8:41:32 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: stillafreemind; All
[Pretty 16 year old Brooke Ann Coats had a passion in this life.# The above is the FIRST sentence of the article.]

Was in hurry and did not consider this 'first' paragraph being 'last' per excerpt. When I went to 'cont.' just dropped few lines down to 'her parents signed waivers'. . .too fast and My Bad for mixing the puzzle pieces.

(But thanks; good to know it WAS in first sentence, where it belonged.)

Yes, thought this WAS first paragraph;but in any case, it was 'my' first clue/cue, that this girl was too young to be riding bulls for sport. (Yes, horses AND cars are 'big and powerful' too. . .so the reasoning would go. Still, this bothers me.

Many people die every day, how many die doing something they absolutely LOVE? Brooke Ann did. . . .She smelled the bull, felt his power underneath her and was loving every minute of it. Would it have been easier, more PC or less heartbreaking if she'd been killed in a car wreck on the way home? No.

Don't know about family; but for sure, this is a Lib writing a sad obit and trying to deflect or alleviate what naturally follows.

40 posted on 02/21/2011 8:41:32 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: lastchance

Yeah, the bulls are having a great time, too.


41 posted on 02/21/2011 8:41:57 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: stillafreemind
Unfortunate,

Yet these things will happen. However, as a parent who takes my kids ATVing, my nine year old daughter shooting or riding on a motorcycle with me, I find it far better to teach my children how to manage and live with risk, enjoy the freedoms they have, spend time together as a family and learn about substantive things than live in a parallel universe and expose themselves to the plethora of risks that are trivialized and advertised by our modern pop and media culture on MTV or elsewhere.

No one seems to excited nowadays about 1/4 of the youth having herpes. 1/3 of all 16 year old girls having had sex, 41% of all pregnancies in NYC ending in an abortion. A 20% HIV/AIDS rate among homosexual men isn't a big topic of discussion in the media. There are a lot of things that don't seem to be all that significant when it comes to safety, health, or so called modern values, but my guns, ATVs, us going Jet Skiing, hunting, etc. sure seem to be in the cross hairs of those safety minded and green folk. There are risks in a lot of activities, but some are simply singled out while others become taboo to criticism. I can accept the risk I expose my family and kids to when engaging in these activities because the benefit is high and the cost which includes the risk is fairly low in reality. It is unfortunate that these things happen, it would be even more unfortunate if they are exploited to push some bogus agenda. Kids growing up like this usually are part of a tight nit nurturing family, learn about things most kids have no clue about, are far more mature and self disciplined and ahead of their peers even academically. Yes, tragedies happen, the unlikely will eventually happen to someone, somewhere, at some point.

42 posted on 02/21/2011 8:42:39 AM PST by Red6
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To: Free Vulcan
Some of you on this site are full-on retarded.

I'm sure many would consider me retarded, deluded, a throwback, etc for believing its just foolish for a 16 year old girl, no matter how talented, to attempt to ride a 1800 pound raging bull.

And I'm OK with it. Thats just the way things are these days.

43 posted on 02/21/2011 8:43:01 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Krankor

Why yes the last survey indicated so.


44 posted on 02/21/2011 8:44:05 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I love rodeo. Have nothign against it. But I don’t remember bullriding as being a rodeo sport that girls took part in. So my hesitation of saying it is just wonderful she was a bull rider is not anti rodeo it is just maybe, just maybe girls are not suited for some aspects of the sport.


45 posted on 02/21/2011 8:46:42 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance; Krankor

adtually the bulls are not ‘mean’, they are just really uncomfortable because of the strap pulling their nut sack up against their belly. Put a human on their back and that adds to it. They aren’t really mad, just irritated. Moments later they are done for the day and happily loafing around eating hay and cube. A rodeo bull has it made in the shade...

You wanna see mean? Try walking up to a newborn calf and see how momma acts...


46 posted on 02/21/2011 8:47:50 AM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: from occupied ga

Flame, I did not flame you, but your position is obvious. That 17 year old had more soul in her little finger that you will ever know. Now get off her case.


47 posted on 02/21/2011 8:49:42 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: from occupied ga

Like the song says, “Ya gotta want to get off bad enough to get on.”


48 posted on 02/21/2011 8:52:19 AM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: allmendream

God said we had dominion over the animals that settles it!


49 posted on 02/21/2011 8:52:33 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: Skeez
And I concur. The only abuse that I see is the one the bull puts upon the riders. If you think a one ton bull is abused by a 130-180# man on his back then someone is just plain stupid.
50 posted on 02/21/2011 8:53:07 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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