Netflix released a movie today based on the life of paralyzed barrel racer Amberley Snyder. The Utah cowgirl was well accomplished as a young rodeo competitor in both the National Little Britches and National High School Rodeo Associations and had just begun her college rodeo career when an accident changed her path forever.
According to her biography on her website, on Jan. 10, 2010, Snyder was on route to the Denver Stock Show and Rodeo.
"As she was passing through Sinclair, Wyoming, she took a look down at her map," the bio reads. "After only seconds she looked up and realized she had faded into the other lane, headed towards a metal beam. In an effort to get back in her lane, Amberley overcorrected. Her truck slid off the road and rolled and she was ejected from the vehicle. She was slammed into a fence post that broke her back and immediately she lost feeling in her legs."
Just four months later, Snyder remarkably began riding again and has never looked back.
After watching this inspirational movie, we got thinking about some of the other great rodeo movies out there. We've compiled a list of some of those movies so you can tell us which is your favorite.
Some are based on true events, some are corny, some are down-right weird, but all are fair game in this rodeo and western themed movies vote!