Monday, June 9, 2008

Jr . Rodeo's have started again

Saturday was our first Jr Rodeo this year.
We arrived at the arena in Grace at 8:00 AM and left at 7:30 PM,
it was a very cold/windy day only got out of the 40's the last 30 min. we were there.

Shelby broke her own record from last year Running Barrels,
she had a 29 second run. She had a clean run in Pole Bending,
but we have to get Cliff to go faster.
She did great with her Goat Tie Down, but the goat got loose.

Brock had a tough day.
For the Calf Tie Down he was up after a calf change,
got a big calf and had trouble flipping him,
but he kept trying, and got a hold of the legs and pulled,
he ended pulling the calf on top of himself.
But for Mom, the worst part of the day was Brock in the Steer Riding.
He about gave me a heart attack.
When he hit the dirt, the steer landed on him with both back legs,
he hit Brock so hard, it knocked him down too.
It took him a bit to catch his breath, but he is ok.
He has a good bruise on his back, and he was very sore this morning.
We are so glad he was wearing his vest.
Me and Travis were hoping it scared him and hurt bad enough
that he would decide maybe he didn't want to ride Bulls,
but nope....he wants to keep on riding!
He even told his Dad, "that really hurt, but it was kinda cool".
All I can say is, he is just like his Dad,
and that isn't gonna help me sleep at night!

In 2 weeks we get to do it all over again.
We are hoping for better weather, and Wacey is going to try the Goat Tie.


Jamie and Sherrie said...

Wow Melinda!!! Way to go Shelby and Brock. Brock you scared me too. Father like son. Miss you Melinda. It was so fun to see you and laugh, cry and enjoy each others company!!!! Wished we lived closer to each other!!!! Can't wait to hear and see the next Jr. Rodeo!!!!!! Good luck Shelby, Brock and Wacey!!!!!

mom2jtm said...

Oh man that would give me a heart attack!!! Guess that's why the lord has only blessed me with girls, he knows I couldn't handle the rough and tough boys.

dray said...

Go Brock, I think he was trying to stomp off your mullet!

Heidi said...

Hi Melinda---Love your blog and seeing all your fun pages--Isn't it fun to blog and keep updated with all your family and friends--Glad I found you---This just makes me sick watching this---poor thing--He is a roughn tough cowboy--What a kid!!! Mullet post was hillarious--we know all about the 80s mullet---Kevin had one too and even got it permed---GAG!!! FUnny tho!! Go check us out at
See ya---fun fun