I know, it looks and feels like I’ve abandoned this little space on the interwebs, but I’ve been having so much Summer Fun, I’ve just kind of been too busy…
Fun doesn’t seem like something anyone is having in this crazy world we currently reside in, but I promise, it’s out there!
Once the CDC guidelines for this COVID mess were in place, life began to resume with some semblance of normalcy for the barrel racing world. I mean barrel racers as a group are pretty good with social distancing to start – we don’t want our horses near other horses and we don’t even like each other (just kidding! just kidding!)!!! If you’ve watched Yellowstone this season, you know we were the brunt of most jokes. Not all of them untrue!
Avie has placed at two slot races this summer. He’s close to having won us $3,500 for the season so far. A tipped barrel, two weeks ago, kept us from adding another $1800 to our total. Go Avie Go! We also made the short round at BBR finals for the first time ever!
Cosmo is coming right along as well! Having placed such that she’s nearly at 1k in winnings as well!
I got to spend a couple days in Montana along the Yellowstone River at a barrel race. T’was a fun time for sure!
And, I’m getting to write some kick ass stories for the AQHA — one of which was about finding a retirement home for my pretty gray mare — Sonora (Streakin Iron).
I also started a side-hustle this year, and I could NOT be happier with it. It has saved my bacon during this pandemic. We had to cancel all our events for this summer. Not healthy for the checkbook.
BUT — Side hustles are our friend! And this one — lets me help horses and dogs (and soon humans), live their BEST LIFE while making extra income. It’s insane how much it’s helped our horses and the checkbook. Never in my wildest dreams!
That’s the summer update, friends! I hope your life is going well and that you’re surviving this crazy year!