Not "SuperBowl Sunday", although I've heard for a few people that's what it was. lol
Nope my Super Sunday was barrel racing, getting to hang with the girls, and finding an indoor arena to ride in!
First up was the double header at Sandhills. For which I had to get up at 6:30 (remember, due to our work life I don't normally go to bed until about 4!). Its kinda annoying to get up that early when Sandhills is literally less than 15 minutes from my house. But of course I have to drive out NORTH of the city to get my trailer and the horses and then drive SOUTH of the city to the jackpot. Blah!
Kimfer took Isis, she's still retiring Baron from barrel racing. I took Applejack. Poor guy, he broke a sweat for the first time in a couple months. lol
The first jackpot I placed 3rd in the 3D with a not bad, not great run.
The second jackpot I had the best run I've ever had with him.
And the timer failed. (boo!)
I was offered a re-run and told the announcer I'd take it at the end of the Open so that 1)the other girls kept their place and didn't loose their ground and 2) Applejack could air up.
I was really considering not taking that re-run. After all our run had been awesome. How could he know that it was just a timer malfunction? But I ignored my gut and took it.
And hit a barrel.
This run was not as nice as our money earning one from the first jackpot but it wasn't our worst either. I nudged 3rd coming out and down it went.
Shoulda listened to my gut.
After the Sandhills jackpots Kimfer and I loaded up and took the horses home. Julie met us there with Blue (she was only exhibitioning not actually entering, trying the go slow and no buck route)
We stalled the horses with some hay and water and went to the Sports Page for lunch, then we headed to Kimfer's house for a little rest and to kill time before the 3rd jackpot.
Back at the barn the horses seemed a bit confused at being loaded again instead of turned out. Even when we got to Hanson's and were warming up they seemed to be thinking "didn't we do this earlier??"
Hanson's used to be a few different places. It is currently owned by a guy who owns a garbage company and Lora rents the arenas/pastures/barns from him. Her boarders are covering her rent, power and heat (yes the arena is heated!). So far its not covering the hay. She needs to find a way to make more money without taking in too many more boarders. (he's told her that whenever she quits renting he's going to use it to store his garbage equipment, it would be a huge waste and she doesn't want that to happen) I asked if she lets people haul in to ride and what she charges, she does and its $20/day or $150/month. Maybe if she has a few more people do that it would help. I know I'll be going a few times a month, its less than 10 minutes from where I board!
Back to barrel racing. Hanson's was a single jackpot and was run as 2 runs fast time. I had a good first run and my second run was even better. We ended up 2nd in the 3D!
To wrap up the day Kimfer was also very pleased because she won some money for the first time in a little while, at Hanson's she was 3rd in the 3D. And Julie was very happy because Blue stayed nice and calm, loped the pattern very relaxed and did not even consider bucking!
All in all it was a super day!