I went to a rodeo yesterday and competed on my instructors mare, Annie. I entered the beginners sort with my Ag teacher. And as I stated above, I sorted my first cow. After several previous attempts and fails (at different rodeos), it was so cool to finally watch the correct calf cross the line. But then I went into the hole, and let out the wrong cow. I didn't realize it and kept trying to sort until the announcer said "No Time."
Oh well, just got to pay better attention next time.
It was really surprising it happened yesterday, because Annie was being a bit of a brat. (She hadn't been ridden in three weeks on account of the weather, and she didn't want to work.) She did well in the novice ranch riding class, but got scared of the bag we had to drag and refused to sort the cows. I'm still proud of Miss Annie.
Anyway, just thought I'd share my bit of sucess with the HF members. I can't wait for the summer season to start up so I can do some more penning and sorting.
Thanks for reading!