Dear Fallon Haters



Dear “Fallon Haters”, Couch Jockeys, and the like,

First off:

I do understand that there is a certain way to conduct yourself in the Professional sport of Rodeo. Cuffs & Collars must be worn, jeans and boots with a heel. Noted. Being polite and kind to fans and media. Check. Promoting and representing the sport that you love in the best way possible. Showing off your sponsors properly… the list goes on. Youre practically a movie star and everything you do is watched. Better be on your best behavior!

I also do understand that there are people who are a little old school and like things a certain way, and when things don’t go exactly that way, they get upset. I get that! I really do.

But tell me…..

Why is it that so many have their panties in a bunch over 2014 WORLD CHAMPION barrel racer Fallon Taylor??  Is it the fact she wears a helmet when she competes? I had no idea that someone wearing a helmet in a western sport was such a bad thing. Especially when she has had to re-learn to walk after a bad accident, who would take safety that seriously after something like that? I mean kids are looking up to a World Champ who wears a helmet and has made it more of the norm for kids to be wearing a helmet. WHAT IS SHE THINKING?!? Or is it that the clothing is just too bright and loud and colorful? Gosh, some people like loud, some people like black, some people like all Gold everything. We should not allow girls at any age to express themselves! That is just ludicrous!  Is it because she says whats on her mind, and doesn’t care what the haters say? Dang, she really is awful hey?

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Fallon Taylor is a MARKETING GENIUS. Period. She has done so much for the sport of rodeo in the last two years. Why hate on her for any of that? Why not support the fact she is helping advance the DYING sport of rodeo? And yes, of COURSE she has promoted herself in all of this. IS THAT NOT ALLOWED??? She is a professional athlete who is outgoing and fun. So what if she fly’s her freak flag high? Shouldn’t we all?

Hearing adults bash Fallon for wearing this and that, all the hating…  don’t you think young girls see how you act, and tend to follow your lead? Why not try to understand the positives, why not show that hey, you might  not like the pink onesie or the helmet, but if someone wants to wear this or that, cause they LIKE IT, thats okay too!!

Also, to those of you who were losing your mind over the onesie and runners (tennis shoes) to a NFR morning practice run… *sigh* why does it matter? Who cares. There are much bigger things happening in the world to talk about and be upset over rather than what the 2014 World Champ wore to practice.. It is not written anywhere that she has to wear anything in particular to practice.

At the end of the day you will never like every little thing someone does. There will always be haters, doubters, bashers, couch jockeys etc. I guess I just want to remind everyone; BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER. It doesn’t cost a damn thing. New Years is coming, how about add that to your resolutions. Try to support people,  be the best version of yourself, and get some positivity all up in your life.

Phewf.. I really needed to get that off my chest.. and what better place to do so; my own little blog. 😉

-Cassie xo



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    December 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm


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    December 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Well said. Be kind, it will make you (couch jockeys) happier in the long run. Saying the same for calf roper Tuff…lay off, no one knows the pressure he must have to live up to, what his dad did or his past wins. Must be crazy.

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    December 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Winners build each other up , losers tear Each other apart . I support Fallon 🙂 I even have one of her shirts !!

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    Brin Fairband
    December 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Agreed!!! Just read this for the first time and LOVE it!

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    Ashley Thiel
    April 20, 2016 at 9:52 am

    LOVE this post <3 Couldn't agree more!!

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    November 17, 2016 at 2:45 am

    WELL SAID!! Fallon is an inspiration to everyone, horse/rodeo people or not.

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