Good Morning! I don’t know about you but I sure am glad it’s Thursday. I’m ready for this weekend and everything I’ve got planned. Saturday I’m going to take Vinni trail riding at Cedar Rock. The trail there is pretty hilly and there are a couple creeks to cross, so I’m hoping to go ride alone and actually work him. I envision us trotting and loping quite a bit but we’ll see what happens. He’s never been on a trail by himself but I think he should be fine. After I finish riding him, I’m going to load up Jet and take him to the roping pen. He hasn’t been off the farm in awhile and he’s been acting a little depressed. I’m hoping if I get him out and doing something, he’ll perk up some. He’s pretty fun to ride and track cows on, so it could be a good time for both of us.
I’m really ready for Sunday. Do you remember Kristin Yde? She is the SEBRA Barrel Racer I did an interview with not long ago. Well I’m taking Vinni to her place Sunday morning so she can make sure I’m starting him right and give me some pointers. I’m confident in my ability to ride barrels but I’ve never actually started a horse on barrels so I’m wanting to make sure I do it right so hopefully Vinni and I can win some money at the local NBHA and IBRA shows.
Here’s a short video of me trotting him around the barrel pattern the other day. This was his first time going around the pattern that day, so the 2nd and 3rd barrel are wide but it did get better. I wanted to show one of the better times but the videos didn’t turn out good for those.
What are you looking forward to this weekend?