Sunday, July 27, 2008

This was very difficult to watch...

Louisiana bull rider Corbin Carpenter is bucked off a bull and then trampled Friday morning at McGee Park during the National High School Finals Rodeo.

A rodeo chaplain from the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and bull rider Shane Hood, far right, console Theresa Carpenter as paramedics prepare to take her son, Corbin Carpenter, to San Juan Regional Medical Center after the Louisiana bull rider was thrown from a bull and trampled Friday during the National High School Finals Rodeo at McGee Park in Farmington, N.M. Carpenter was in critical condition Friday afternoon after emergency back surgery.

**We've heard that Corbin's surgery went well and there have been some good signs for recovery in the days that followed. During the championship performance Sunday night, rodeo contestants, fans, families and locals raised $12,000 to help his family. Many people are thinking and praying for him.

Stretching before saddle bronc performance:

And some more action:


Skye said...

Beautiful images, you are truely a skilled photographer.

I was wondering if I may use one of your bullriding images for a manipulation for a proboard? Proper credit for your image will be given. ^^
If not, I understand and thank you for your time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsay,
I'm Corbin Carpenter's mom, Theresa. You photographed my son when he got injured at the 2008 National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, NM. I can't tell you the numerous times your photographs of Corbin's "wreck" have been shown, you did an awesome job of capturing all of the cowboys and cowgirls.My email is Would love to hear from you. By the way, Corbin is doing great! He is about 85% back to normal and still improving. In fact, he has been team roping since Feb 2009 and is now riding cutting horses!! God is sooo good! Still says he will ride bulls again. His surgeon in NM said he only had a 5% chance of ever having ANY type feeling or movement from the chest down. Only God has allowed him to continue to do what he loves. Thanks again for great photography!