Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
I have always sorta had the people I know that race come and tell me good runs and good job through the years I have been riding.
But I am a person that really doesn't have that much confidence in myself when I really should. And JJ changed things....he is a VERY talented and amazing horse that I have had the pleasure of raising and doing things from day 1 he hit the ground. The last couple years as he has been getting better and better I have had some pretty amazing comments from people. Not only on the horse but on me aswell.
And I have people who I don't even know coming up and telling after a run "great run!" "Good run, love your horse" "you looked great!". And that there really means a lot to me. I feel like I have accomplished a great thing with my horse. I have people who have done great things in the barrel/rodeo world give me some great compliments and advice.
And I think it is ALL in how you take the wins....if your snooty and have that attitude like your **** don't stink and you strut around gloating, your not going to get the compliments and nice comments. Like me....I could care less what I end up....to me it is ANOTHER run. Yes I am excited when I do good but I don't gloat, I may be happy and excited but I don't go strutting around like I am the queen. But I wasn't raised up to be that way. I have a friend whos horse is amazing and she is winning races right now...but I don't hear a lot of compliments from others, because she has the tude that nobody likes.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.