Saturday, April 17, 2010

I''ve Been Jonesing For This...

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!!!

12 comments:

Leah Fry said...

Sorry you didn't bring home the bacon, but sounds like you had a great time. That's worth a lot!!

Kristen said...

looks great!

Mikey said...

Awesome! That IS a great run!! Glad to see you back doing what you love :)

fernvalley01 said...

Looking good! Whoo hoo!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

That was a fantastic run! Watched it over and over.... Great job Moon -

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OHHHH barrel 2 was BEAUTIFUL!!! Couldn't see through the dirt for 3 but I'm thinking it was a pretty one too! That is awesome! And give yourself some credit here! YOU and Moon haven't run since October so it's fair to make "a" mistake :)

Can't wait to see some future runs!

Laura said...

Woooo!!! You guys will be in the money soon, if you did that well on your 1st time out!

:-D

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That's a very nice run and great time! Too bad those others ran just a little bit faster. There's always next time.

kestrel said...

Sweet! Great 1st run for the season!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Maybe next time a 'practice run' at home to see what you need to do before it counts.

Otherwise- great run and no you were not that far off the clock. Figure it will only get better from here, so things should be paying off before long.

Danielle Michelle said...

Whoohoo! Great run! Can't believe you haven't run since October! You have a winner there! Keep it up!

Vaquerogirl said...

You looked so good! It's nice to watch a professional barrel racer do a great job! I see so many dinks out there running barrels and my mouth usually hurts afterwards from biting the side of my mouth to keep from crying out" Quit doing THAT!"