So you have met 2 of my horses so far. Now today I want to introduce you to Pete. Pete is a gelding that we bought to use here on the ranch or for driving cattle and many other things... We have owned him for about a year and a half, and our intention with him was he would be Hubby's horse. But as the year wore on we decided our DD really needed him for rodeo as her horse Ebony had just had a foal and obviously couldn't rodeo with her. So there it began the journey of taking Pete our ranch boy and turning him into a rodeo boy. Now the biggest problem she has had with him is just trying to train him to rodeo things and he gets pretty amped up when it's his turn.. He is king of rearing at the gate when it's time to go in...DD is learning how to control this behavior better!
DD and Pete did their first rodeo circuit together last summer at GHYR in Medicine Lodge, KS. She participated in the age group 8-10 (I think...maybe 7...) anyhow we did some practicing and she did her first few rodeo's at a semi slow pace and as the weeks progressed so did they and they ended up placing 2nd in the all around!! So she won her beauty of a buckle and coat that says Reserve All Around Champion!! Now the competition there was not as fierce as the circuit she did this past winter in Kingman, KS called HYRA. They are cutthroat there.... And it seemed to be that Pete just preferred the other rodeo, maybe it was cause they were indoors at this one?? Anyhow she competed in a class that was 2nd-4th grade and there were about 30-35 kids in her age group and she ended up placing around 13th in the girl's division. But she was happy with that!! She really learned alot this past winter and is really looking forward to some upcoming rodeo's.
The title of the blog "Rodeo Pete" is a link to DD's rodeo video's if you want to see her in action!! And don't forget to stop the playlist to watch this video, I have more music on there!! You know I love music LOL!!