Me and Peanut
This is where the "western" came in for me.
I was riding a young horse (we call them green) and it was his first sorting event. Well, Rusty did okay the first couple of times, but since it's a timed event the cattle can get moving pretty fast. We had cows coming at us from each direction and he just panicked. I found myself looking at the arena ceiling lights as he reared up on his two back legs! So, I just about went off. Yikes.
So, I went to plan B which was to ride dad's horse Peanut.
We were at the end of a pretty good ride (getting the last couple of cows through the gate) and I broke one of my reins. It was like trying to steer with half a steering wheel! Thankfully, Peanut is an older horse, and the run was over so we were not in too much trouble.
In spite of it all, I ended up placing in one of the classes; proof I still have a little bit of 'Cowgirl Up' running through my veins!
Dad and Peanut
Dad and Rick Nelson (former Survivor Contestant) getting ready to sort
A friend of mine and her family stopped by too! Cute kids, huh?