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UPDATE: E. Texas mother dies after being dragged by horse

Cheyenne Ramirez. Photo Source: Facebook. Cheyenne Ramirez. Photo Source: Facebook.

WILLS POINT (KLTV) - An 18-year old east Texas mother died Tuesday morning, after suffering a brutal accident while riding her horse.

Family and friends tell KLTV 7's Annette Falconer about the life of Cheyenne Ramirez.

Ryden Bronc Lovvorn. A face full of light, and a heart of gold, their is no question why Cheyenne Nicole Ramirez called her son, "My little cowboy".

"Ryden went everywhere, and if Ryden wasn't there, Cheyenne probably wasn't there either, they were two peas and a pod," says Cheyenne's friend Trinity Malone.

Cheyenne, at just eighteen years old, won several rodeo awards. She did it all with outer and inner beauty, winning the 2011 Riding and Roping Mrs. Congeniality title.

"She's just so friendly to everybody, I mean she lights up the room when she walks in, and always has a smile on her face, everybody loved her," says Cheyenne's cousin Tera Bell.

Monday was a typical day for Cheyenne out with the horses and cows in the morning with her Grandpa and Uncle. Then everything went wrong.

"She was a very seasoned rider, could usually handle anything, and something spooked the horse, and it went to jump the creek and she lost her balance, and when she fell her foot got wrapped up in the reins," says Bell.

The horse took off dragging Cheyenne for at least a half mile. Her injuries were too much for the seasoned cowgirl.

"This can't be happening, it's not real, we're all going to wake up and it's all going to be gone," says Malone. 

"It's all horrible thing to happen, really you just want to wake up and pinch yourself," says Cheyenne's friend of over fourteen years, Tyler Farriell.

With pink balloons, and pink-camo ribbons, Cheyenne's loving memory will carry on still tomorrow.

"Cheyenne is going to watch over all of us, and help us go through anything that we go through together as a community," says Malone.

Including her little cowboy, Ryden Bronc.

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WILLS POINT, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas mother has died after being dragged by a horse.

Cheyenne Nicole Ramirez, 18, of Wills Point was herding cattle on her family's farm Monday morning. While mounting her horse, something spooked the animal, causing it take off--with Cheyenne's spur stuck in the reins.

The horse dragged her nearly half a mile.

Cheyenne was careflighted to a Tyler hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning.

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