Sydna Yokley, Rodeo Prodigy

Sydna--seen here in a 1939 LIFE magazine feature--debuted on the rodeo circuit at age 12. She had an outstanding career (see her FIND A GRAVE obit) but died young--under the hooves of her favorite horse.

A nice write-up of her life here.

A 1977 retrospective feature here.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 13, 2023
     Category: Animals | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Regionalism | Sports | North America | Twentieth Century

Live by the hoof, die by the hoof…
Posted by Brian on 04/13/23 at 11:58 AM
My parents kept horses, mostly as pets, apparently. While they were gentle enough, they still scared the hell out of me at times.
Posted by KDP on 04/13/23 at 07:43 PM
I am scared of any animal that is bigger than me.
Posted by Judy on 04/14/23 at 03:39 PM
@Judy: I'm not, but I'm definitely distrustful of any animal that is more psychotic than me. And all horses are, no exception.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/15/23 at 11:49 AM
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