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Horse Dies At Phillipsburg Rodeo

Associated Press - August 4, 2013 8:27 am

A bucking horse has died after running into a fence during a Kansas rodeo event and breaking her neck.

The 6-year-old mare, Jitterbug, had her head down while bucking at the Phillipsburg Rodeo on Friday and went straight into a fence.

A veterinarian at the arena says the horse died instantly and did not suffer. Veterinarian John Boyington says he has worked at the rodeo for 23 years and it was the first time he had seen a horse die in that manner.

An owner of the Elk City, Okla., company that owned the horse says Jitterbug was a valuable asset, and her loss was like losing a star freshman player.

The horse is being buried in Kansas.

Iggy p Daily

August 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

So why is this news??

B Koz

August 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Just to piss you off Iggy…..deal with it.

Anita Mann

August 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

It is too bad about the horse. Really wonder how this doesn’t happen more often. I myself think it is a terrible sport to treat these animals as they are.

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