Last week at the rodeo she chose to not compete because all though she likes riding horses we like to go slow. No fast movements and if the horse acts like it is going to do more that walk we are getting off and are done for the evening. The excuse is usually because her stomach now hurts. We have never shoved her into riding just maybe pushed a little. But she did take almost 2 years of riding lessons so it's not as if we threw her on a horse and told her to figure it out. Anyways after last weeks rodeo being bored in the stands while her brother, cousin and friends all rode around she changed her mind. Plus seeing that not all the kids are pushing there horses to run was a big help. So I made a deal with her. All she really wanted was for me to haul a horse to the rodeo for her to ride around on, not compete. I told her that if she did one event I would haul a horse for her then she could spend the whole evening riding around with friends. She agreed. The only problem is what horse. I didn't want to saddle and unsaddle little cowboys horse and my just recently broke and not injured mare wouldn't work. Everything else we have is either too young or has a baby by it's side. Nana and Papa offered to let her their horse, Dandy. So she practiced twice this last week on him. The first night didn't go so good she couldn't get in the grove with him. Then on the second practice she did really well. Her aunt offered to let cowgirl ride in her saddle. Cowgirl says mine is too uncomfortable.
So we hauled her and Dandy to the rodeo. Pictures and how well she did to come as soon as I get the pictures up.
She is the one on the bigger horse. Papa missed the picture of her actually running but here is proof that she was on the horse at the rodeo.