While I’m aware that it’s not actually summer, the summer barrel racing series that we attend over in Dupree, SD is in full swing. Our first race was actually scheduled for two weeks ago, but rain and snow forced us to cancel. So we had to wait until this Thursday to actually make a run.
This year at the ranch, we took on some summer interns- one is here already. She’s a former student of mine from when I coached and trained in Texas and she also owns a horse that Zach trained. On Thursday, she ran my pretty gray mare, Streakin Iron (Sonora or Nora) and did really well.
Here’s the videos from Thursday!
Kelsey making a run in the youth:
Kara making her youth run- her reins flipped over the mare’s neck going around the second barrel!
Kara making her open run:
And yours truly on my favorite chestnut pony, Gump.
I realize that I’ve been really blogging erratically lately, but we’ve been busy- my summer help is here, and branding season is in full swing. I have been to four brandings in the last 2 weeks and spent the better part of yesterday in the branding pen, and by the way, it was 90 degrees here yesterday! I had a great time, and Gump, well he’s just a superstar!
Hopefully I’ll get a chance to catch up on my blog reading soon and won’t be such a slacker in the posting department. I have a lot to share- like that we have 4 more colts! Though I only have photos of one of them, because my camera battery died before I could take pictures of the other three: all boys- one bay, one palomino, and one dun. And I promise a horse color blog before too long as well!
Our Memorial day weekend is going to be filled with more of the same- riding colts, branding, a party tonight with a high school rodeo on Monday! I hope y’all all have a safe and fun holiday welcoming in summer!
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