Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trivia

From the 1850s to the 1880s, the most common cause of death among cowboys in the American West was being dragged by a horse while caught in the stirrups.

I'm not sure how this makes me feel. It's strange somehow.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Hey, the stirrups can be a dangerous place!

Rushton said...

Which is why I almost always rode bareback as a kid and now why I ride sans backrest on the bike. Jumping fences bareback is an experience relived 40 years later in vivid dreams.

Berry Blog said...

I dunno about those cowboys.that's what they got for chasing each other around...those gay cabellieros