There's an outbreak of equine herpes going around the U.S. right now. People can’t get it, but it can be deadly for horses. So, instead of canceling a children’s rodeo event in Utah last Thursday, the organizers came up with the worst idea ever: They had girls compete by riding HOBBY horses instead of real ones! Yeah, stick horses! KSL-TV has this report, showing the girls trotting around the arena on sticks, and saying that it’s a lot harder than riding a real horse.

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