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This was so me when I was a little girl!!!...and I had a stick horse when I really wanted to get somewhere. When I was five, I graduated to the real thing...been horse crazy ever since.

Bertha Blancett on Eagle, [Pendleton Round-Up] Walter S. Bowman, Pendleton, Oregon, ca. 1920 By 1920 rodeos regularly featured three cowgirl events--bronc riding, trick riding, and relay racing. Cowgirls had to stay on a bronc for 8 seconds (men 10 seconds), ride with two reins instead of one, and ride one-handed like the men. Most cowgirls rode with hobbled stirrups (stirrups tied together). The ladies' bronc riding event was dropped by 1941

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Bonnie McCarroll (1897-1929) was bronc riding champion at Madison Square Garden in 1922, at Yankee Stadium in 1923 and at Wembley Stadium in London in 1924. McCarroll was thrown and fatally trampled by a bronc at the Pendleton Round-up of 1929. Ironically, this was to be her last rodeo since she and her husband, Frank McCarroll, had planned to retire. As a consequence of her death. McCarroll thrown from "Silver" Pendleton, OR taken by W.S. Bowman, Pendleton, Oregon, 1915