Inside the Story: Paralyzed barrel racer's story to become Netflix original movie

Inside the Story: Paralyzed barrel racer's story to become Netflix original movie (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — A professional barrel racer who was paralyzed from the waist down is now about to hit the movie screen.

2News first met Amberley Snyder four and a half years ago.

Snyder was a world champion barrel racer when a horrific crash in 2010 left her paralyzed.

She was told her riding days were over.

"What am I supposed to do with that kind of news?" she said.

But Snyder literally got back on the horse. But this time, she straps herself in like some kind of NASCAR driver.

Suddenly, she has legs again.

"This is my happiness right here," she said.

Snyder is now a pro rider, winning championships and cash prizes around the country.

And this past summer, she got to be on set for her own Netflix original movie called, "Walk, Ride, Rodeo," a list of her goals.

Snyder not only got to co-produce and consult in the movie, she also played the stunt double. Everything that takes place after her accident in the film is her riding.

"That was one of my agreements when they came to me and told me they wanted to make a movie," Snyder said. "I told them, 'I get to ride for myself.'"

When Snyder isn't riding, she's motivating audiences, giving them a simple, yet powerful message she hopes her movie will also send.

"We don't always get to pick what happens to use, but we get to choose what comes after that," she said.

"Walk, Ride, Rodeo," is now in the editing process, and is expected to be released on Netflix possibly by March 2019.

Snyder says she only knows of one other rider like her in the world--a woman she says was inspired by her story.

For more about Amberley Snyder and her story, visit her website.