2010 Rodeo Season about to start

Posted by walterquarterhorses on January 13, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Although many have been rodeoing down south this winter not much goes on here in the north country until spring arrives.  Rana had decided that it was in her and Doc's best interest not to venture south for the winter months but instead to go to a few rodeo's and come back home.  She is headed out to Denver this weekend and will run Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  I am really excited for her.  Doc is looking awesome and feeling like he wants to explode and run some barrels! 

I just got the weekly  barrel racing report and the nominations for the 2009 barrel horses of the year are all listed.  Real Easy Doc was nominated!!  I had to do a double take when I read his name.  It's kind of cool that someone else thinks of him as much as we do!  Cast your ballot today and help him win...tell your friends too :wink: click on this link to vote BALLOT

Congratulations to Rayel Robinson as well on her horses' nomination.  Go Canadian Horses Go

This past weekend we took a trailer load to the jackpot in Taber.  Henry was in the 1D and Pickard won the 2D and Diesel was 2nd in the 2D.  Pickard bogged down at the third barrel and stepped on his bell boot.  It jerked him to a stop.  He's learning and I have to remind myself that there will be ups and downs and that he is a green horse.  I have high expectations of him and I put a bit of pressure on myself for him to preform well.  I was tickled to death with Diesel.  I took him to Cardston last weekend and again this weekend to Taber.   He was much more confident in himself at Taber.  It just goes to show you that the more you go the more they know.  Lisa got to go on her first road trip too.  I exhibitioned her after and she didn't work anywhere near her capabilities but it was her first time away from home so thats okay!  She'll be better the next time.

Victoria Trautman and her new mount Keho won 5th in the 1D.  I don't know who was more excited, her or me!  I was feeling proud of Keho.  They are a great match and I hope for continued success!

Kassie and I are off to the barn.  Have a great day!


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1:22 PM on January 14, 2010 
Good luck to Rana and Doc in Denver! Rapid City too!
5:18 PM on January 14, 2010 
Casted my vote for ...:"DOC and Rana"... They both deserved my vote!
Reply Carol Wilson
10:50 AM on January 20, 2010 
You absolutly have my vote!! Best of Luck.