15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Accidents Happen

Barrel racers are typically women. They are strong , determined and courageous. When this horse started to slip, this rider stayed calm, and stayed mounted throughout the fall. The horse went all the way down with the rider on board, then stood up and finished the race, like a pro.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Suffolk, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Donna Bennett