Barrel Racing, Outside the arena

a Tenth of a Second

A friend of mine recently had an experience on the rodeo trail. A motorcyclist wrecked right in front of her as she was driving in city traffic with her rig. Talk about an eye opener. Everyone is okay, but my friend had a pretty clear message; there are so many more important things in life… Continue reading a Tenth of a Second

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Barrel Racing, Mental game

Give Yourself a Chance

I was recently at a jackpot where a strong competitor knocked a barrel. As I was standing there, watching the rest of her run, I heard a snippet of conversation that upset me. “Well, she’s finally giving the rest of us a chance.” I was absolutely floored. It isn’t the first time I’ve heard that… Continue reading Give Yourself a Chance

Barrel Racing, Rodeo

Dear Cryin’ Hole

Dear Cryin' Hole,  You're not a bad spot. You tell me that I'm almost there (not quite). That being said, I'd really like to pull a cheque.  My horse is working, we're clicking but I keep landing on you. Just about every rodeo, every weekend. I'm paying my dues, seasoning my horse. I don't mind… Continue reading Dear Cryin’ Hole

Barrel Racing, Mental game

Get Out of Your Head

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day and/or 4th of July run with fast times and safe drives! While on my (rather short and sweet) run with Jellybean, I had time to think on a rough patch we went through awhile back. Seasoning a rodeo horse is never easy, though I will say Jellybean… Continue reading Get Out of Your Head

Barrel Racing

Jackpot Reflection

Good-bye wintertime blues! My cabin fever broke last week when I attended a jackpot for the first time since Fall. It has been a long winter, complete with cold weather and uncertainties, and I'm so glad to be back in the saddle again! This was JB's first jackpot running to the right. I switched things… Continue reading Jackpot Reflection

Mental game, Outside the arena

One Month Later- Goal Assessment

One part of my goal setting routine is to evaluate my goals often, or at the very least, evaluate them monthly. As February approaches, I figured it was high time to look back at January's goals and start planning for the month ahead. My goal for January was “to get in tune with Jellybean and… Continue reading One Month Later- Goal Assessment