And the show. Not a great success like I was hoping. But all in all not bad since its been forever since I have shown. I made lots of mistakes but halfway through the third cow I figured it out. Bit late by then but usually I think of it afterwards. I was kinda frustrated he wasn't stopping straight and realized if I actually rode him he would have. So he was babysitting me which is nice but not winning worthy. I wasn't in the right position so he was trying to make it easier for him to keep working the cow. I also put my hand down on the second cow when there was too many cows out front, I didn't even realize it until Doug said and then I can't pick it up again or its a lost point. Well I lost that cow cause he picked one when I put my hand down and it was not the one I picked.
(missed first cow, too bad it felt good I'd have liked to see it)
I went by myself and got there way earlier than planned (its closer than I thought) so I got to watch almost the whole thing. Met a nice couple people beside me who were new to cutting as well, that's kinda fun. Shes leasing a horse while looking for one to buy. And I got to meet Loiusa too that was super fun.
(after the run the herd holder gave me my hat back,
Easy wasn't sure that was a good idea)
Doug says wasn't bad, figures it will take me a year before I can go in the show ring and ride him like I should without getting super nervous and letting him do it all. I told Easy he has to be patient with me cause I'm trying. He seemed to agree. Kinda like when I told him he better be good cause he was expensive, he looked right at me and I'm sure he was saying "I'm worth it" Well so far so good :)