A regular ride through her ranch property in Arizona took a frightening turn when the rider was thrown unconscious and dragged through the Arizona desert.
Only 500 yards from her home, Tracy Matkea was out for a ride when her horse suddenly became spooked and threw her off in an instant.
Her head hit the ground and knocked her unconscious. Her legs were trapped in the reins, so for more than half a mile Tracy was dragged by her horse along the rough desert terrain.
"I was probably dragged for about a quarter mile, and then the stirrup ended up coming apart and that’s how I broke free," she said.
She suffered a fractured skull, and her scalp was pulled back to the bone in the process.
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