Last night at the barrel race, Gump ran an 18.183. Now I know, to some of you that seems slow. But at this particular pen, they run a WPRA standard pattern. In Alvarado, TX the record is a 16.665. But an average rodeo placing time on a standard pattern is between a 17.2 and a 17.7. At the big barrel races, where the ground is immaculate and you get the chance to run over and over again in those pens, the times get faster. So Gump, running where he did, and me being in his way on barrel number two, is, to me at least, super exciting! And I didn’t ride him at all this week, save for Monday when we moved bulls.
Here is his run where we placed 4th: