Abilene woman, 24, spends much of her life in the saddle
July 7, 2017
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Some joke that Micah Samples was born on a horse.
"I was on a horse with my mom pretty much right after I was born," Samples told the Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/2sNrM5p ). "Or as soon as I could set up there."
Throughout much of her life, the soon-to-be 24-year-old cowgirl has been in a saddle.
She started competing in barrel racing at the age of 5 and competed in her first professional rodeo, the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, at age 8.
She cashed her first barrel racing check, $800, after she placed in the Abilene rodeo at the age of 14.
Though she was just an amateur a...