Women, young women, have done rodeo for decades. Long before the feministas. Everyone who does rodeo knows the risks and what could happen - and thats why they do it. For the thrill and many other reasons. Sorry if you dont 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 youre now pushing retirement doesnt mean anyone under 50 needs a diaper and be spoonfed 3 meals a day. It just means youre old. She was plenty old enough to do this stuff. It may not seem like it from your perspective, but your perspective doesnt necessarily count for beans in the eternal sands of time.
Its 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. Its the old West philosophy - dieing with your boots on - which is supposedly celebrated around here. Its sad but it was her choice.
I second that.