So Saturday morning I got up bright and early at 4:30 (they said only 55 cuts all day so don't be late). Well I overestimated the amount of time it took to drive there and was there at 7. Oh well, sat in my truck for a while cause no one was around and then about 8 another trailer showed up and it was the girl I met a Doug's last week. So we saddled up and visited and had coffee and took the ponies inside and got kinda organized and then got on and started riding about 9 when the show actually started. It was a little early so we took a break and then got back on again and our class started about noon. I was fist in and so in I went. The first cow out of the herd I made a mistake on stopping too soon before I was in the middle of the cow and as soon as I did it I knew it was gonna be bad and sure enough it was, good thing Dustin was there to stop it for me. After that was better, my second cut was really nice and that cow was perfect for me. The third cow was OK, but I was losing control as the buzzer went. I was pretty impressed with how it went and got a 69 for a score and ended up second place. Woulda won money too, if it wasn't a fundraiser show and we were asked to donate all winnings from the Sat show back. But that's OK, Sunday was a new day and a regular show.
But no good luck on Sunday. I got up at 6:30, much more reasonable time to get up, and it was snowing!
I got there about 9 and got Jessie ready and brought her inside. I got to watch for a bit and got on around 10 and we went around noon again. I was second in and I dunno if I didn't get her tired enough or what, but she wasn't the same as the day before. I was having a better time getting a cow out of the herd, but after that she would not stop and kept turning in towards the cow. Was so frustrating And the last cow she walked right up to the top of the pen with it, even if I had my leg in her, she wasn't listening. I was not happy and it showed with a score of 64, which put me in 4th place.
I guess I am in the right class though cause I am in the middle of the pack, I was always worried what class to go in cause I am new to this but seems like I am OK here for a while. At least till I earn $2000 dollars as its a $2000 limited rider class. I think I can stay in all year but if I get more I will have to move up next year. So far I am at $165 for the one show I been too, lol got a ways to go yet.