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Friday, July 31, 2009

Days 4&5

Finals are a wrap. Thursday I knocked 1st. Disappointing but I'm ok with it. He ran good we were just a bit too tight coming out. On the plus side we had *awesome* 2nd and 3rd barrels!
Kimfer knocked, Julie knocked with one horse & ran just a bit too fast with the other.
Our friend Brenda made it back to the short go. Unfortunately she didn't know she had until, by chance, she took a look at the draw and saw her name!
Good thing she and Holly had stuck around to watch! They were all packed and ready to go. Just had to load their horses after watching. Sadly she was a bit rushed to get ready and her horse wasn't warmed up right and B wasn't in the right frame of mind.
After it was all over our district had to tear down the arena - take down timers, signs, score clock, remove barrel covers, pull markers. A lot of work but it went fast.
Hopefully things work out better next year but it's a shame it wasn't this year. The saddles (10!) And the buckles were gorgeous! Oh well guess I'll have to try to win a buckle at our district finals! :)

4 comments:

  1. Dang, who wouldn't want a new saddle or flashy buckle! Better luck next time.

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  2. Awww Cdn, I'm sorry you didn't have a better go. I know how frustrating and disappointing that can be.

    Maybe you and Voodoo will click and you guys can clean up next year?

    Sure would like to see some photos or video when you get home and unpacked...hint, hint, hint.;)

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  3. Sorry about the outcome, but it still sounds like fun and that it was good training and experience for the riders and horses.

    I've often wondered about those saddles and buckles. Are the saddles meant to be worn? And if so, how do they know the saddle will fit the winner's horse?

    I hope you win a buckle and a saddle next year for sure!

    ~Lisa

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