There’s a picture challenge going around on Facebook to share your five favorite horse/rodeo pics. My boo Michelle tagged me to do it but I ended up sharing seven because it was too hard to narrow it down and if I only did five then barrel racing and goat tying were going to be left out! I posted it on Facebook so I’ll post it here too!
|Tying goats at the Hays college rodeo on Michelle’s awesome steed, Stitch. Muddy as all get-out.
|The horse that helped me make my comeback into rodeo after a 5 year hiatus – Ace
|My first college rodeo as a Wildcat – made the short round at Colby and broke the barrier (surprise).
|NWOSU college rodeo in Alva, OK.
I worked my ass off for two years at Fort Scott Community College – practicing six days a week, shredding straw bales and running thousands of miles down the road – so I could step up my game and be competitive with the great ropers in the Central Plains region. Under the guidance and coaching of Chad Cross and Larry Irish, it worked! I was a FSCC Greyhound before I was a Wildcat and I am forever grateful to my coaches for all they did for me and Doc!
|Good Lord, he was an amazing horse. Doc is a pasture pet now, until we have kids.
|Short-round at Pratt Community College rodeo. Won the long round and finished third in the average (broke the barrier again – surprise).
|Hays College Rodeo – probably my favorite picture of Doc and I. This one hangs in my office and he hangs out in the barn
What are some of your favorite rodeo and horse memories? Have you shared something similar on your Facebook page or blog? Leave the link in the comments below!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
photo credits from top to bottom: Dale Hirschman, Kent Kerschner, JJJ Photo, Dale Hirschman (4x)