Well my Mom has a passion for reining and cowhorses, but my Dad has always been in the rodeo family. My Mom did gymkhanas for fun, so when I was little I did leadline and peewee divisions with that (They were the 'young' parents who could still run pretty fast with the horses, so I have two high point buckles and a couple trophies from that. Then I got more absorbed in the reined cowhorse. I still rode gymkhana and went to the local barrel races but I had not really been focusing on it. I helped out by warming up horses for people at rodeos, did some set up and tear down, won a little bit of money but not a lot.
This last year I decided to completely drop everything and just do barrel racing. I kinda rekindled my love of it with my new mare Bailey. So now I have taken some outside horses and am beginning to teach two hour long lessons a week with beginners and kids.
On school internet so I can't get any pictures from facebook (It's blocked), but I am doing a "photoshoot" sometime this week so I will have some new pictures to share with you guys.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.