Whether it's Cheyenne Frontier Days or any other rodeo, one of the things you probably don't think about is accidents. Unfortunately, despite all the safety precautions, sometimes they occur. Cowboys can be injured, and so can animals.
This steer was injured during the steer roping event. So, what happens? There are onsite medical crews for both humans and animals, just waiting to help.
A special sled designed to carry an injured animal is brought into the arena, assembled and then, with the restrained animal safely loaded on it, carried out.
I don't know what happened to that animal, but I want to believe that he was part of another steer roping event later in the year.
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