Here’s a photo taken in 1995, at the IFYR, or International Finals Youth Rodeo. This is me, and my very first horse, Butch, tying goats.
Butch was such a good horse. He taught me a lot and was my best friend for many years and when I sold him to another little girl I was so sad. I think of him often. He won me a few saddles, lots of buckles and he took great care of me when I had no idea what I was doing. I got him the summer before I turned 12 and I spent everyday with him. When I’d get in trouble, I would get grounded from riding. I wasn’t in trouble very much!
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my past!