I really wanted to get caught up on my life with some semblance of organization, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen, so I’m just going to fly by the seat of my pants. I’ve pretty much done that for the past week anyway, so what’s a couple more days, right?
We headed out really early (as in horses loaded and on the road by 6:30am) Saturday morning (which after four days of 6 am was a struggle) to go to Winner, South Dakota for the 16th Annual Winner Regional Rodeo. I’ve mentioned before that they do their high school rodeo season differently here than in Texas. Where I grew up, there’s 10 regional rodeos. Here, there’s four- one in Winner and one in Fort Pierre. They have a round each day, counting as a separate rodeo. Awards are given on the average- which is the combination of scores/runs from both days, but points for state qualification are only given for each day, NOT the average.
As usual, I was loaded for bear- with the camera in tow. I got pictures! Lots of pictures! Mostly of Kelsey’s friends. Kelsey had a little tough luck this weekend, as occasionally happens in this rodeo game, so I don’t have any photos of her. But we all had fun, and learned a lot, regardless. This weekend, we head out to the Fort Pierre, Regional Rodeo, where we will once, again have fun! Because if you’re not having fun, well then, it’s not worth doing!
Here’s the photos I snapped. Enjoy!