Ooohhhh...Today was a good day....
We were just out of the money-6th out of 32 barrel racers. The winning time was 18.508(there was a tie so 1st and 2nd split the money. Our time was 18.672 so it wasn't like we were outrun, we just missed out on the money.
I don't even care that we didn't bring home a check. Moon ran a fantastic pattern. One tiny bobble at first that was my bad. Since Moon has not run since last October and has not seen a barrel pattern since then either, I sort of set him a bit hard as I was unsure of what he was going to do. I should have trusted my horse, he obviously knows his job.
The rest of it felt beautiful though and Moon was in perfect position going into, turning and coming out of 2nd and 3rd barrels. He never stopped moving...it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!