Well...Pulling his shoes worked to get him clocking again...
Problem is...He was running so hard, he forgot to set and turn the first barrel....and then he forgot to set and turn the 2nd barrel.
What is it with this horse????
Running past the first barrel put us out of the money immediately...but after he over-ran the 2nd barrel...
I just started laughing. I mean, what else do you do?
So I hi-ya'ed him and he set and turned right on top of the 3rd barrel.
Moon, Moon, Moon...
What are we to do with you?
You are the biggest pain in the butt horse I have ever owned.
Moon was fairly mortified...Me?...I'm getting used to humiliation. ;-). It's standard practice for me to hang out outside the arena gate after our run and give Moon a minute to settle before I get off, loosen his cinch and pull his boots. He's trailer-sour enough without compounding it by heading back to the trailer immediately after a run. I like to get my horses to come back down and get mentally quiet before heading back to untack and hand walk them. Moon knows the routine, so he gets quiet very quickly after a run. He's smart like that ya know. LOL.
Not this time. Every time they opened the gate for another barrel racer, he was trying to charge back into the arena. It was not hard to figure out he wanted a do-over. I literally think he surprised himself with how hard he was running again and simply failed to gear down.
What a freaking dork!...
Well, four down and five to go...But at least he's running hard again. I doubt he will make the same mistake twice. He seldom does. He likes to invent new and interesting tactics at every opportunity, just to keep me on my toes.
What An Ass!!! LMAO!!!