Monday, September 16, 2013

Half-time Show Rodeo Weekend

This weekend was jam packed..  Started out Friday night with the Rodeo, which we were shooting at the half time show.. it was so much fun... but, I took Maggie Friday night.. and she's just not that into shooting anymore... we were standing next to the roping calves and she had her eye on them the whole time... I'm thinking she's burnt out on shooting and wants to sort a bit more.. so I'm going to give her some time off... Which will be until around January.. then I'll get her out and start legging her up for AQHA worlds... we brought our stallion with us.. and tied him to the fence next to the bucking bulls and he stood there the whole night... I was proud of him...   but anyways, the half time show was a hit..  and we didn't get out of there until around 11:30.. and we were all hungry... so We headed out for the waffle house, to find that all the rodeo ground had went there.. so we decided to go to Wendy's... then parked the trailer, and went to the door to find out, the dining room was closed... only the drive through was open... so we walked through the drive thru.. and the fella standing at the window looked up from texting and mouthed "what the f***" and opened the window... so we explained that we had a horse trailer and couldn't make it through the drive through without taking down signs and crap.. and he let us order...  hahha... it was pretty funny...   So the next day after that.. I was feeling sick all day...  I think the whole eating fast food thing, just don't mix with me.. or just the grease... I dunno...
Stormy (left) and Gracie (right)
But, Saturday was a big barn working day.. we got most of the roof on before it was like 90..  Once we stopped working on the barn, I decided to ride the stallion.... and I did for about 15 minutes.. then he got bow-ey with me and I made an executive decision that no way in the world was I bucking this out...
So, I eased right off of him and headed back for the other barn.. hahah..
When It came time to leave for the rodeo again Saturday night, I had to make a decision.. Maggie or Gracie.....  So here is how I made this decision.. Maggie and Gracie are in adjoining paddocks..
I went walking towards the gates and Gracie literally came walking fast down to the gate.. and I petted her on the head and I said.. Ok Gracie.. I choose you.... and there it was..   Gracie got loaded up on the trailer...
Once we got there, had our contestants meeting I got gracie all tacked up and we started walking around.. I got sooooo many compliments on Gracie it was amazing.... she sure is pretty....
about time for the half time show My cowboy is on the microphone telling everyone about the sport.. and what we were about to do etc.  and I hear him say "last night when we got home, my wife drew the short straw on which horse to ride.. so she's riding a horse that has been laid up inthe pasture for the past 4 years..."  so some rodeo guy looks up at me and says... you haven't ridden this horse in 4 years.. I said "yeah she got bred and had a injury and all.. I've never shot off of her"  he looked at me for a second.. and said.. "you're brave"  I replied with "it ain't that bad".. and off I went into the arena...
Gracie stopped put her ears forward and surveyed the arena... I could feel her heart beating and she was breathing fast.... then she started jumping around and ready to go.... and I took off.. shot 5 balloons then rounded a barrel and she took off straight up in the air and I shot 5 more balloons and then we were done.. I had a big ole grin on my face once that was over... she was like on auto pilot, she knows her job and actually seemed happy to be working again...
 We came back to the ranch after that.. and sat around the fire and drank coffee for a few hours... the air was just cool enough to have a good fire going... it was beautiful...

Sunday morning, we had a few extra hands to work on the barn, so I let the men folk do that...
They got all the roof up and most of the sides and it's really starting to look great..

I can't wait for it to be done... :) and that's about all for this weekend..


Barn Supervisor



2 comments:

  1. I like how Maya is there with your dad helping supervise, haha.

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  2. haha me too... she's always in everyones business!

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