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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gone to the cows

I've really been enjoying penning. So much so that I've signed up for a beginner clinic! It will be on December 19th and on December 20th is the last penning before we break for Christmas/New Years.
The Sunday before last I even placed! My team was 3rd, the first time my jackpot team has placed. (won a whole $4 too! lol)
Then this past Sunday I was pretty proud of my team as well. "Uncle" Ben and Dallas were drawn to be my teammates. We were 'the rookies' and had the fastest time of the whole day! :o
Unfortunately our other run was quite slow so we didn't place. The cow I was trying to cut from the herd kept running in circles and I just couldn't quite get in the right place to cut her off and get her out. I did, eventually. But by then the clock had the advantage. Hopefully that clinic will teach me how to avoid/fix that situation!
Still, fastest time of the whole day... I'm pretty proud!!!
I will also tell my slightly embarrassing story. The one that illustrates just how much of a dork I am:
Dallas, Ben & I were sitting on our horses. I was in the middle on Voodoo (remember he's black) with the boys on either side on their grey (white) horses. I said "Hey look, we're a reverse Oreo" to which Dallas (who is 17) replies "Only you would say something like that!"
I told you I'm a dork!

8 comments:

  1. Good on ya for braving a new thing!

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  2. That's pretty awesome! Sounds like your a natural (at the penning, not the dork thing!) =)

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  3. LOL If you are a dork then its MILD! ;)

    Way to go on the penning!! I cant wait to hear how the clinic goes. I got to pen a couple times a long LONG time ago and had a BLAST.

    Reverse Oreo... lmao....

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  4. You are just too blasted cool!!! Congrats to you and all the rookies on the best time!!!

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  5. Yeah! I just started sorting on Beamer, and our team won a whole $4 each too! Glad you are having fun, and working cows is a great way to keep your horse in shape over the winter; gives us a reason to ride! I try not to get too competitive, but I think it's in my nature; I have to tell myself it is not about winning, it's about getting out and having some fun.

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  6. Heather and Josh have started penning too. They love it. They are true rookies and have no idea what they are doing, but there is a lot of laughing and smiling - so that is all that matters. They have never won anything - but Josh's horse is missing an eye and Heather's horse is used to gymkhana's and fast pace things.. only time will tell.

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  7. Heather and Josh have started penning too. They love it. They are true rookies and have no idea what they are doing, but there is a lot of laughing and smiling - so that is all that matters. They have never won anything - but Josh's horse is missing an eye and Heather's horse is used to gymkhana's and fast pace things.. only time will tell.

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  8. LMAO... OK I must be a total dork too because I think that is freakin hilarious!!

    Congrats on your win. We need new pictures of Voodoo!!

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