Makayla Maddie, 14-year-old and WPRA JR in the 2021 standings right now, fell off her horse Friday night in Ocala, FL. She was saved by her sunflower helmet!

The very next night she got right back on the same horse and made a fast run just tipping the first clocking a 14.260! Proud mom moment!

I am confident she would have been in the hospital if she was not wearing a helmet. She had an equipment malfunction with her cinch and the saddle loosened. You never know when something like that is going to happen.

She asked me to share with Troxel to bring awareness to the sport of barrel racing. So many in our beloved western sport do not wear a helmet. Maybe her video might save someone’s head!

 January 6, 2021
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